#FixItFriday : Ellipses

Ellipses is a three-dot placeholder for omitted text or ideas.

Ellipses … those three dots to the left.

Rule 1.  Three dots.  Always. Only. No more. No less.

Rule 2.  Insert a space before and after the ellipses.

Ellipses and a period, those four dots to the right ….

Rule 1.  Three dots. Always. Except at the end of a sentence.

Rule 2.  Insert a space between the last word and the ellipses.

Rule 3.  Do not insert a space between the ellipses and a period.

Easiest fix:  use the full quote, complete the thought, or itemize the list instead of using the ellipses as a placeholder.

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