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    Quoting

    I'm not sure how to indicate that I've omitted parts of a passage I'm quoting. Here's the passage:

    "In addition, the limitation based on nationality does not relate to specific matches between teams representing their respective countries but applies to official matches between clubs and thus to the essence of the activity performed by professional players. As the Court has also ruled, such a limitation cannot be justified on sporting grounds."

    I've left out the "As the Court has also ruled" part, but I'm not sure whether I should use brackets and/or ellipsis dots to show this.

    "Specifically, the Court stated that 'the limitation based on nationality does not relate to specific matches between teams representing their respective countries but applies to official matches between clubs and thus to the essence of the activity performed by professional players. . . . Such a limitation cannot be justified on sporting grounds.'"

    Are the four ellipsis dots correct?

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    Re: Quoting

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Are the four ellipsis dots correct?
    It depends on the house rules of the publication that has accepted your article.
    I use [...], which seems to be commonly accepted/acceptable.

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    Re: Quoting

    In your quoted sentence, Jasmin, the first three dots form the ellipsis and the fourth is the full stop which shows that the end of the sentence has been reached.

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    Re: Quoting

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In your quoted sentence, Jasmin, the first three dots form the ellipsis and the fourth is the full stop which shows that the end of the sentence has been reached.

    Rover
    So what should I do then? Use brackets?

    "Specifically, the Court stated that 'the limitation based on nationality does not relate to specific matches between teams representing their respective countries but applies to official matches between clubs and thus to the essence of the activity performed by professional players. [S]uch a limitation cannot be justified on sporting grounds.'"

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    Re: Quoting

    No. It was correct in the first place: Such. . .

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