Amplify, Explain, or Digress



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Use parentheses to enclose material that amplifies, explains, or digresses from the central message in the sentence:
The disagreement between the president and the treasurer (they had fought over the issue a number of times) ultimately destroyed the organization.

The agency relied on various groups (the ACC, the SEC, the NCAA) to reveal the extent of the abuses.
 

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