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. ._.
October 29, 2005, 8:28pm
Ellipsis is often used in emails to indicate omission within a quoted block.
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October 30, 2005, 10:41pm
To answer your question, yes.
I should note, though, that ellipses are used much more widely than just in emails or within quotes.
October 31, 2005, 2:09pm
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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