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Change in Capitalization  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.382
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The first word after the end punctuation mark and the ellipses should use the original capitalization, particularly in legal and scholarly documents. This facilitates finding the material in the original ... More
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Ellipses  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.152
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Ellipses are 3 spaced dots (… ) generally used to indicate omission of 1 or more words, lines, paragraphs, or data from quoted material (this omission being the ellipsis). Excerpts from the following ... More

Ellipses in Tables  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.384
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In tables, ellipses may be used, for example, to indicate that no data were available or that a specific category of data is not applicable. (See also , Visual Presentation of Data, Tables, Table Components.) ... More

Grammatically Incomplete Expressions  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.379
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The sentence within which an ellipsis occurs should be a grammatically complete expression. However, ellipses and no period may be used at the end of a sentence fragment to indicate that it is purposely ... More

Omission at the End of a Sentence or Between Complete Sentences  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.378
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If the ellipsis occurs at the end of a complete sentence, or between 2 complete sentences, ellipses follow the final punctuation mark, the final punctuation mark being set close to the word preceding ... More

Omission of Ellipses  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.383
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Ellipses are not necessary at the beginning and end of a quotation if the quoted material is a complete sentence from the original.In a 1985 JAMA cover story, Martha Bier wrote, “Instead, he shows a stark, ... More

Omission Within a Sentence  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.377
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If the ellipsis occurs within a sentence, ellipses represent the omission.Instead, he shows a…grid lit by centers of rounded forms, brilliantly colored.In some such instances, additional punctuation may ... More

Omissions Between or at the Start of Paragraphs  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.381
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With material in which several paragraphs are being quoted and omissions of full paragraphs occur, a period and ellipses at the end of the paragraph preceding the omitted material are sufficient to indicate ... More

Omissions in Verse  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.380
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Use 1 line of em-spaced dots to indicate omission of a full line or several consecutive lines of verse.Sometimes you say it’s smaller. Today. . . . . . . you said it was a touch larger, and would change.   Marc ... More

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