Examples of ellipsis in a Sentence
“Begin when ready” for “Begin when you are ready” is an example of ellipsis.
Recent Examples of ellipsis from the Web
The Senate Leadership Fund claims that Ward’s quotes from the town hall were shortened to save time, noting that the ad used ellipses on screen to indicate that there was more said on either side of the quote that was used.
In fact, French writer-director Bertrand Bonello leaves a lot of ellipses in his story.
As a summary statement, the book, like the show, is a form of punctuation, though, graphically speaking, which one: an exclamation point, a question mark, an ellipsis?
Yet an ellipsis follows wrapping of the show, hinting at bigger questions that transcend the characters’ storylines.
How this emotionally distant loner ever managed to become the lover of married Israeli businessman Oren (Roy Miller), who is in the German capital at least once a month, is conveniently lost in an ellipsis.
Note: This story was updated on June 13 with ellipsis to indicate the Facebook quote was not continuous.
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ELLIPSIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ellipsis for English Language Learners
: the act of leaving out one or more words that are not necessary for a phrase to be understood
: a sign (such as …) used in printed text to show that words have been left out
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