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Omission of Ellipses 

Omission of Ellipses

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Punctuation
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Cheryl Iverson

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date: 28 August 2016

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, rectangular grid lit by centers of rounded forms, brilliantly colored.” Omit ellipses within a quotation when the omitted words occur at the same place as a bracketed editorial insertion. (See also , Brackets, Insertions in Quotations.)“[Caillebotte] shows a stark, rectangular grid lit by centers of rounded forms, brilliantly colored.” When a quoted phrase is an incomplete sentence, readers understand that something precedes and follows;

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