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Grammatically Incomplete Expressions 

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Punctuation
Author(s):

Cheryl Iverson

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Grammatically Incomplete Expressions

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 grammatically incomplete.

Complete the sentence “When I retire, I plan to …” in 20 words or less.

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