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ATTN EVERYONE: Ellipses only have THREE periods, as such; "..." Not "......." and not "'.." but "..." That is all.

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Isrieri
"My father told me this would happen."
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I humbly disagree! Four can suffice when three do not deliver the proper impact!

Well.... I mean yeah, I suppose if you mean proper character ellipses like

"..."

And naught else, then yes, only three.

Personally I like to do them vertically. Makes a statement.
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Y'know these periods should really be in bold.
Hexatona
JESEUS MIMLLION SPOLERS
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I've been there. I edit a lot of fanfiction.

I've been there, man...
I once saw a forum owner use "used two dots in an ellipses instead of three" as one of a few reasons to perma-ban someone. Best part was when he was like "I would have accepted four dots as a typo, but two dots is just laziness!"

On an unrelated note, I've noticed that it seems that the more someone abuses ellipses, the longer each of their ellipses tend to be.
I got a great idea… everybody should just use the actual ellipsis character!
@Feldschlacht IV: Try telling that to the Japanese.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
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. .. . ... . .... ..
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
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And it's 'Whoa!" not "woah!"
While we're on the "do it right" subject I have the burning desire to say that colour, honour, etc are spelled with a U.

I feel like ellipsis are a big problem in my writing. Not using the wrong number of dots, but just using them too much all over the place.
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
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author=Pizza
While we're on the "do it right" subject I have the burning desire to say that colour, honour, etc are spelled with a U.


Only if you're British.

I admit I usually use the British 'grey' instead of the American 'gray,' though.
I abuse ellipses like there's no tomorrow and it's something I need to work on.

But I'd like to think I'm not at Squall Leonheart levels of ellipsis abuse though.
Red_Nova
The all around prick
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.... I have no idea what you're talking about..
Kloe
I lost my arms in a tragic chibi accident
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author=Solitayre
author=Pizza
While we're on the "do it right" subject I have the burning desire to say that colour, honour, etc are spelled with a U.
Only if you're British.

I admit I usually use the British 'grey' instead of the American 'gray,' though.

50 shades of pure, awesome, spelt right, british Grey!
...was that a bad joke?
Thanks for posting this, man. There's nothing I despise more than incorrect uses of ellipses when it comes to writing. Horrible/inconsistent text disposition is also pretty bad IMO.

pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
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Why is everyone arguing about ellipses when the real menace to writing is single spaces after sentences and the non-use of the Oxford comma?
words with Us in them loouk betteur

fiught mue
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
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SgtMettool
I abuse ellipses like there's no tomorrow and it's something I need to work on.

But I'd like to think I'm not at Squall Leonheart levels of ellipsis abuse though.


author=SgtMettool
I abuse ellipses like there's no tomorrow and it's something I need to work on.

But I'd like to think I'm not at Squall Leonheart levels of ellipsis abuse though.

.................................. whatever.
*swings arm*
Sooz
They told me I was mad when I said I was going to create a spidertable. Who’s laughing now!!!
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Three period ellipses should be used to show that you've elided a sentence or less of text. Four periods are for when you elide more than that.
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
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Two are minimalism. So is one.
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