why do journalists and authors often put brackets around words in seemingly strange parts of sentences?


For example, a sentence I just read went as follows:

> “‘I don’t think [the book] had anything to do with his arrest and neither does Anne Marie Schubert,’ he says.”—(Excerpt from the appendix of ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ by Michelle McNamara)

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Those brackets indicate an inserted section, usually where when a word like “it” is used to, to explain what”it” was referring to. This is done for clarification purposes.

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