a. Use an ellipsis to indicate that some words have been left out of a quotation.引用省略
b. Use an ellipsis to indicate that something unwritten came earlier.
例句: “… I do,”said Mimi.
c. Use an ellipsis to indicate a sentence trailing off.
Imagine this as the final sentence of a book chapter—it entices you to turn the page to read what happens next:
Tom and Carlos were camping in the woods, asleep in their tent, when they heard it—the sound…
d. Use an ellipsis to indicate a long, slow break.
Long, slow break: There it was again…that soft but eerie sound.
Fast, crisp break:
There it was again—that loud, crashing sound.