Friday, February 20, 2009

"Ellipsis"

Though many people use it to indicate a long pause, the true use of the ellipsis is to indicate omissions. I still think we need a punctuation mark that adequately shows hesitation though...

Official Definition

3 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

He talked from topic to topic, often in the midst of a single sentence -- if I could write down what he was saying it would be more ellipsi than words (side note: did I use the plural properly ... I never took Latin).

"Sunshine" said...

Close--it's ellipses. And I like how you used the ellipsis in your side note :)

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