Punctuation Marks: Ellipses

Ellipses indicate that material has been omitted from a quotation or quoted material.

    • Original: This book describes the author’s visit to Nepal and renders scenes of the rugged, mountainous countryside that will remain in the reader’s mind forever.
    • Condensed: This book . . . renders scenes . . . that will remain in the reader’s mind forever.

When words are omitted at the end of a sentence, use an end mark plus the ellipses.

    • Condensed: This book . . . renders scenes of the rugged, mountainous countryside. . . .