Unit 11.1

Ellipsis

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INTRODUCTION

An ellipsis is a series of three dots that usually replaces an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without changing the original meaning.

FORM

The ellipsis mark is

EXAMPLE

  1. as a single character
    • To be continued …
    • He said he liked her …
    • She said she would come back. She never did …
  2. surrounded by spaces
    • The … dog jumps …
    • The quick yellow dog jumps over the lazy cat. … And if they have not got sick, they are still alive now
    • Maybe … or maybe not.

USE

We use an ellipsis:

  1. as a single character
  2. surrounded by spaces
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