What is an ellipsis? The 3, 4 or more consecutive dots we see in writings (......) .
- To omit one or more words within a quoted passage, the ellipsis with three dots is used.
- To omit one or more sentences within a passage or to omit words at the end of a sentence, the ellipsis with four dots is used, the last dot acting as the period to end the sentence.
- To omit one or more lines of a poem, the ellipsis is extended.
- To indicate paused (halting speech) in a sentence.