- 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.
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