What to know about ellipsis (punctuation)

An ellipsis is one of those simple but often overused or misused punctuation marks. While some use the conventional three dots, other use up to six or seven in the belief that more dots mean more words are left out. The conventional ellipsis in English is three dots, while a fourth is the full stop or period. In Chinese and Japanese, however, six dots in two groups of three are used. In English, an ellipsis has three dots (…) and it’s a punctuation mark that shows something has been left…

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Ellipsis: using the omission style without blunder

Ellipsis is an intentional omission of a word or words that should originally (or grammatically) be in a sentence in a way that still makes the message clear. It is important to know how and when to use this style because not every unit in a sentence is removable. In this post, the omitted words are in square brackets []. Ellipsis can either be textual or situational. Textual ellipsis Textual ellipsis is used when we understand a whole sentence easily due to the group of words used. Our knowledge of…

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