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  • BTeacher
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Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:38:48 am »
There seems to be an...overabundance of ellipses on this...site.

Is that just an...internet thing, or do teachers really not know...when they are used?

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  • waygo0k
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Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 10:41:36 am »
.... :rolleyes:


  • acousticr
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Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 11:14:01 am »
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  • theory_
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Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 11:16:17 am »
A wider question is if this is something that really bothers you, or are you just over-policing grammar? On a website such as this ellipses aren't overly important.  If this is something that really bothers you, then a productive thing would be to give a quick snippet on what ellipses are and why they're used.


Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 11:25:42 am »
I'm wondering . . . James Bond used to it open the door at the airport in Casino Royal?


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Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 11:30:06 am »
Online, in forums, they are used to show a pause in thought, and to make it more informal. Well, that's what I use them for online.

I agree with theory_, and if anyone want some ellipses education, grammar girl is always informative http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/ellipses.


Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 11:33:50 am »
It's English. Do whatever. Go nuts. I mean, how else can I...convey my...William Shatner impression!


Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 11:58:02 am »
It's English. Do whatever. Go nuts. I mean, how else can I...convey my...William Shatner impression!

Now do Christopher Walken!!


Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 12:10:41 pm »
What bothers me is when people don't space an ellipsis out. YoungMin got it right.
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  • BTeacher
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Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 12:12:33 pm »
Fair enough, to all responses.

I don't really care. It doesn't really "bother" me or anything (unless someone uses it to excess in a single post, or puts 4 dots instead of 3, that bothers me a bit.)

Was just bored, thought I'd ask.

Like the Shatner impression.


  • acousticr
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Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2013, 12:54:16 pm »
Fair enough, to all responses.

I don't really care. It doesn't really "bother" me or anything (unless someone uses it to excess in a single post, or puts 4 dots instead of 3, that bothers me a bit.)

Was just bored, thought I'd ask.

Like the Shatner impression.

Pretty sure 4 is acceptable in some cases. It'd technically be ellipses+period, though.
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  • jackdaniels
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Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2013, 01:02:28 pm »
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« Last Edit: November 20, 2013, 01:10:26 pm by jackdaniels »


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Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2013, 01:03:46 pm »

Pretty sure 4 is acceptable in some cases. It'd technically be ellipses+period, though.

You learn something everyday....


Re: Do people know when to use...ellipses?
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2013, 01:12:28 pm »
FOUR?! ARE YOU F****** INSANE?

Gosh, why don't we all just have an ellipsis party! Ellipses for everyone! Why not five! Or fifty!

Just break off all your keys except the period. How about that?!

You people make me sick. Western decadence! You and your ellipses, I swear.

 :laugh: