What do we identify on the main line?
For what are parentheses and/or brackets used?
What is put above the main line?
What is below the main line?
- Prepositional phrases with an arrow pointing directly to the word they modify on the main line
- Multiword phrases that elaborate the subject or predicate
- All subordinate or dependent clauses
Why do we use parallel lines?
Why do we use an equal sign?
Why do we use vertical lines, brackets or parentheses in the lift margin?
to show that two parallel independent clauses belong together.