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Typing Lesson 23: ( & ) Keys

This typing lesson will teach you the ( and ) keys. These keys are know as "parentheses" and are used to indicate some extra information about a passage, such as an explaination or amplification. If you already know the keyboard, try our our programming drills or symbol drills for more relevant practice exercises.

Instructions:

  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The '(' key is two rows above the 'L' key (under your right ring finger), hold the shift key down when you hit it.
  • The ')' key is two rows above the ';' key (under your right pinky finger), hold the shift key down when you hit it.
  • image of keyboard with parentheses keys highlighted
  • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. Scroll down if needed to type the following:
  • When you feel confident you can type these keys without looking, go on to the next lesson.
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