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    Punctuation of the ellipsis in speech...

    I guess.... said the reader with a sigh.

    And: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

    Are these correct?

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    Re: Punctuation of the ellipsis in speech...

    I'd do it differently
    1 You have put a fullstop at the end of the ellipsis, but is it really the end of the sentence? 'said the reader' strikes me as part of the same sentence.
    2 This is heading for the end of the sentence, so many would use 4 (ellipsis + fullstop)

    Check here: http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/ellipse.asp

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