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brackets

in orthodontics, metal devices bonded onto teeth for attachment of elastic bands to reposition teeth.

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Q. I am bit worried that she should not fall within the brackets of ADHD? My only sweet daughter is hyperactive with an extremely high activity level. She is 2 ½ years old. I think she is showing the signs of ADHD but is too early to conclude for her age. Most 2-3 year old kids tend to be hyperactive. I am bit worried that she should not fall within the brackets of ADHD?

A. Hello! Diagnosis of ADHD is complex at this age, and it is extremely difficult to identify even with all the tools available. And smart kids are often the hardest to deal with. Just make a casual visit to your physician to clear your doubt.

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The results are discussed in three parts, focusing on grammatical, orthographical and punctuation errors respectively.
But to celebrate correctly, participants should brush up on their punctuation principles.
Achievement of a high score is highest in grammar, punctuation and spelling at 23% and lowest in mathematics at 17%.
So get ready to remember where the dash -- and his other friends -- are needed with some music, dance routines, video assistance and a little bit of interaction with the punctuation marks themselves.
When Toner moves from surveying the history of punctuation to interpreting its meaning within specific works or genres, though, she sometimes finds herself dealing with thornier evidence.
The 58-year-old had been due to interview grammar expert Caroline Taggart in a segment on the misuse of punctuation marks.
But he then also did a bit of funky analysis to show how different authors not only have different relationships with words, but used punctuation differently too.
Scholars examining the relationship between punctuation and emoticons inferred the possible 'punctuating' function of emoticons primarily from their position (Provine et al.
Professor David Crystal, author of The Story of English in 100 Words and The Singular History of English Spelling, a distinguished linguist and scholar awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to the English language, sets out in Making a Point to trace the development of English punctuation from its beginnings to the present, from Anglo-Saxon manuscripts with no word spacings and minimal punctuation to Gertrude Stein (and again, minimal punctuation).
A follow-up study went on to prove that exclamation points, by comparison, are perceived as a more sincere form of punctuation.
Smileys and emoticons are largely synonymous and describe online punctuation that consists of standard keyboard characters.
Whether it elucidates syntax or whether it modulates rhetorical emphasis, punctuation has an inherently temporal character, with different marks inviting readers to pause for greater or lesser durations.