Ellipsis points 

Use ellipsis points with a space on either side to denote pauses. Use them at the end of a sentence without a space to indicate that the sentence has been left unfinished.

Exemple correcte “This morning’s lecture ... was very interesting.”

Exemple correcte The lecturer warned her students: “The reports are due next Friday. If I don’t get them...

Use ellipsis points with square brackets to denote words missing from a direct quotation.

Exemple correcte The Rector said, “Preston [...] transmitted values through his books [...] and enabled us to understand the present and look to the future.”

Do not use ellipsis points to indicate an incomplete list. Use etc. Therefore, not

Exemple incorrecte This unit deals with promotion, advertising, outreach...


Exemple correcte This unit deals with promotion, advertising, outreach, etc.
Darrera actualització: 7-11-2017
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Recommended citation:
«Ellipsis points» [en línia]. A: Llibre d’estil de la Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <http://www.ub.edu/cub/criteri.php?id=2313> [consulta: 16 maig 2022].