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Ellipsis Points

Ellipsis Points
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.

 

 




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