Brackets are used mainly to insert explanatory material indicating material as spoken contains an error in spelling, grammar, or fact, or to draw attention to a phonetic spelling.

Examples

          (g)   Q.   Were the directions written?
                 A.   This is the note he shoved at me. It says, “Drop the package on the corner of  Popular [sic] Street.”

                 Q.   Did you know Mr. Cleesen [verbatim] before the accident?