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Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
10-Mar-04 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: a new punctuation mark
Subject: RE: BS: a new punctuation mark
Technically, "...", exactly three dots, is the correct form for ellipsis as used in research papers to indicate something has been omitted. Using more than three is non-standard and will result in turning your B- paper into a C paper.

On the other hand, in informal creative writing, you may use as many as you wish as often as you wish without fear of Dr. Momberger deducting points from your grade.