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    enydia is offline Member
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    Default a question on the ellipsis usage

    Hi, everyone.
    I have a question on the ellipsis usage.
    Take the following paragraphs for example.

    This is paragraph 1.
    This is paragraph 2.
    This is paragraph 3.
    This is paragraph 4.

    If I want to omit paragraph 2, can I say:
    This is paragraph 1.
    ...
    This is paragraph 3.
    This is paragraph 4.

    If I want to omit paragraph 2 and paragraph 3, can I say:
    This is paragraph 1.
    ...
    This is paragraph 4.

    If I want to omit paragraph 2, paragraph 3, a part of paragraph 1 and a part of paragraph 4, can I say:
    This is....
    ...
    ... paragraph 4.

    Thanks.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: a question on the ellipsis usage

    Basically yes - but it would be easier to answer if you can explain what you are trying to do.

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