[tlhIngan Hol] to comma or not to comma ?
sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Aug 16 08:40:48 PDT 2019
Punctuation marks often have several uses. The ellipsis shows (often meaningful) pauses - especially when accompanied by a distinctive intonation - in dialogue as well as indicating omitted text in a long quotation. In my emails, I try to indicate the latter by putting them in brackets. E.g.
“Well… I guess I’ll be leaving now.”
"An ellipsis […] is a punctuation mark consisting of three dots. […] Ellipses save space or remove material that is less relevant"
On Behalf Of mayqel qunen'oS
> Don't use it to show verbal pauses. (If you must show verbal pauses,
> only do so when reporting dialogue, and use an ellipsis.)
I didn't know either what was an ellipsis in grammar, so googling it, I found:
"An ellipsis (plural: ellipses) is a punctuation mark consisting of three dots. Use an ellipsis when omitting a word, phrase, line, paragraph, or more from a quoted passage. Ellipses save space or remove material that is less relevant"
By saying "verbal pauses" you mean parts of a dialogue where no one speaks, right ?
But isn't the ellipsis purpose, to omit words ?
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