Originally Posted by mindlessLemming
I was happy to walk away from this thread having at least attempted to include correct typographical practices.
But you are spreading totally incorrect information; that doesn't sit well with me considering the intended permanency of this posted snippet threads.
Here's the facts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsis
P.S -Element, It's never 4 dots. It's 1 period, one full space and one horizontal ellipsis.
Don't say in your first reply you don't knnow what I mean and then in your second reply try to define correct usage. You'll only misguide less experienced members.
1) Its not incorrect, its from a book.
2) I don't need wikipedia to tell me what a grammar book can
3) Yes, four dots. Like in games when it says "Loading...." Its like saying "Loading.", except your making a delay between anything else said after that.
Green eggs and ham.... Same I am.
Instead of a pause like a comma, its a delay between the next sentance.
4) No, the first post I thought you were saying you can't use dots inside the string, and were saying to replace it with the HTML entity, that has nothing to do with the meaning of ellipsis.