Subscriber Login

Forgotten your password?

Contents

Omission of Ellipses 

Chapter:
Punctuation
Author(s):

Cheryl Iverson

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; therefore,

AMA Manual of Style requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .