Two parentheses, overly easy

Thanks to Hannah Fry’s article in The New Yorker about weather forecasting, I humbly suggest that we all smooth out our use of parentheses.

  • “As Blum’s detailed (sometimes overly so) chapters on satellites make clear…”

The break for the parenthetical phrase is choppy, awkward, a bit hard to follow.

What about this: “As Blum’s (sometimes overly) detailed chapters on satellites make clear…”

This keeps all the adverbs and adjectives lined up in a more natural order.

Or maybe you have a better (and possibly overly so) revision in mind?

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