- 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.