Submitted by bernardthebunny  •  October 27, 2005

‘...’?

Can you use an ellipse thingu to sort of draw something out? Like if you were to say, “I think there was a turkey somewhere, but I’m not sure...” It’s bugged me, since there’s nothing about that in Wikipedia or on Websters online. ._.

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Ellipsis is often used in emails to indicate omission within a quoted block.

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To answer your question, yes.

I should note, though, that ellipses are used much more widely than just in emails or within quotes.

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You can also use an ellipsis to signify the passage of time, or a delay. The ellipsis was discussed at length on this previous posting:
http://www.painintheenglish.com/post.asp?id=482

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