One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘each speaker is fixed on a separate bracket’
support, prop, stay, batten, joist, buttress
rest, mounting, holder, shelf, rack, frame
2‘put the words in brackets’
round bracket, square bracket, angle bracket, curly bracket
3‘I'm now in a higher tax bracket’
group, grouping, category, categorization, grade, grading, classification, class, set, section, division, order, batch, cohort, list
1‘women were bracketed with minors for the purpose of wage assessment’
group, classify, class, categorize, grade, list, sort, set, place, assign
couple, pair, twin, yoke, put together, set side by side, regard as the same, regard as identical, liken, compare
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