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FC: Isaac Philip | Incorrect vs. Correct Uses of the Ellipsis

1: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis as a pause to emphasis the line following the ellipsis and how it contrasts the line before it.

2: Incorrect ... | Improper use of an ellipsis as a pause or intriguing effect.

3: Correct ... | Correct use of an ellipsis as a pause to draw attention to the irony the author is using.

4: Incorrect ... | Improper use of ellipsis as a title. There should be no pause in this restaurant name.

5: Correct ... | The ellipsis follows the name of the commenter because it shows that the user's comment is to follow.

6: Incorrect ... | The proper format for an ellipsis includes a space before and after. This title lacks a space before the ellipsis. | How Ironic!

7: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis; shows that there is text to follow the text shown on screen. Alerts the reader that clicking on the link will reveal the text.

8: Incorrect ... | The reason many options in this menu have an ellipsis is because further actions must be performed from them. The Print Preview button has no further actions, and therefore, an ellipsis is not warranted. The ellipsis does not lead anywhere.

9: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis as a pause to add dramatic effect to the speaker's affection towards the copier.

10: Incorrect ... | This advertisement is missing a dot which would give it three dots, a requirement for an ellipsis.

11: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis to take unnecessary words out of a quote without changing the meaning of the quote.

12: Incorrect ... | Improper use of an ellipsis as a pause. There should be no pause or suspense in this billboard advertisement.

13: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis to represent the text that will follow in the text box. Let's the user know where to write their comment.

14: Incorrect ... | Improper use of an ellipsis as a pause. There should be no pause in this sentence.

15: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis to take unnecessary words out of a quote without changing the meaning of the quote.

16: Incorrect ... | Incorrect format of the ellipsis; there should be a space before and after it. Also, there should not be two ellipses in a row.

17: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis to take unnecessary words out of a quote without changing the meaning of the quote.

18: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis; showing where the user should write his/her comment. Represents text to follow.

19: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis as a pause. The author wants the reader to infer about the previous sentence during the pause for the ellipsis.

20: Correct ... | Correct use of the ellipsis to trail off in an intriguing manner. The reader is meant to infer what comes next in the sentence.

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