- Ellipsis points are also called
ellipsis marks. These points are often used to indicate that a section
of a quotation has been omitted. ►During Algebra class our teacher
said, "The Pythagorean theorem is important because ... A squared plus
B squared equals C squared."
- Ellipsis points are sometimes used to
control the setting and tone of the overall sentence, passage, or
paragraph. Adding ellipsis points can slow down the action. ►Jeff
ran to the tree ... barely able to catch his breath ... The killer was
behind him ... He had to keep running.
Properly Used Ellipsis Points
The President said, "We should all do our part to
keep America clean ... because it's our home."
David failed algebra ... three times.
Are you sure it was ...? Never mind.