Saturday, June 24, 2017

Not done with dot-dot-dot yet! 🤓

  The 🔴🔴🔴 are back!



4) If the last words of a quoted sentence are omitted and the original sentence ends with punctuation other than a period, the end punctuation often follows the ellipsis points, especially if it helps clarify the quotation.
Workshop attendees are presented with a series of questions beginning "What advice would you offer someone who has experienced ...?"
5) When ellipsis points are used to indicate that a quotation has been intentionally left unfinished, the terminal period is omitted. No space separates the last ellipsis point and the quotation mark.
The paragraph beginning "Recent developments suggest ..." should be deleted.
6) A line of ellipsis points indicates that one or more lines have been omitted from a poem, as in the following example from Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer." The length of the line usually matches the length of the line above.
When I heard the learn'd astronomer,
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How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.
 (to be continued 🔴🔴🔴)

 (More Dots hide at at Merriam Webster's Dictionary)