Unit 7.1

Ellipsis

Introduction

Ellipsis is the omission of a phrase indicated by three dots.

Form

The word ellipsis comes from the Greek and literally means omission

To mark the ellipsis of a word or a whole phrase, we add a series of three dots together (

Example

  1. “Based on the law, they decided to
  2. “I thought you were coming
  3. “You said you loved me

Use

We use ellipsis:

  • to indicate an omission
  • to create a pause/effect
  • to show an unfinished thought

Exercises

External link to Ellipsis exercises (1241).




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