Ellipses
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  • Question 1
    10 seconds
    Q. A(n) _____ is a series of 3 dots      ( . . .) that is used when omitting a word, phrase, or line, from a quoted passage.
    answer choices
    period
    comma
    dash
    ellipsis
  • Question 2
    10 seconds
    Q. An ellipsis is used to ___.
    answer choices
    shorten a quoted passage by omitting  words or phrases
    pause or hesitate in the middle of a sentence
    indicate an incomplete thought
    all answers are correct
  • Question 3
    10 seconds
    Q. Which quotation uses an ellipsis correctly to indicate Olive's incomplete thought?  
    answer choices
    “I can't stand . . . Olive."
    “I can’t stand that . . . girl." 
    “I can’t stand          that girl . . ."
    “I can’t stand that girl,” Olive said. “She’s so . . . I hate her.”
  • Question 4
    20 seconds
    Q. A reviewer wrote that the musical was "dazzling, colorful, beautifully performed, and had many outstanding special effects."
    Which of the following shows how the author could correctly use an ELLIPSIS to shorten the quote?
    answer choices
    A critic wrote that the musical was "dazzling, colorful, and beautifully performed. . . ."
    A critic wrote that the musical was "dazzling, colorful, . . . and beautifully performed."
    A  critic wrote that the musical was "dazzling, colorful, and beautifully . . . performed."
    A critic wrote that . . . the musical was "dazzling, colorful, and beautifully performed."
  • Question 5
    20 seconds
    Q. Which sentence(s) used an ellipsis the correct way?
    A. If only she had . . . Oh, it doesn’t matter now.
    B. 
    I wasn’t really . . . well, what I mean . . . see, the thing is . . . I didn’t mean it.
    C. 
    She opened the door . . . and saw . . . a cake!
    answer choices
    A and C
    just B
    none of them
    all of them
  • Question 6
    10 seconds
    Q.

    Which is not something that an ellipsis (...) is used to indicate?

    answer choices

    quotation from books, speeches, and newspaper

    an unfinished thought

    omitted text from a quotation

    a rhetorical question

  • Question 7
    10 seconds
    Q.

    "These emotions can transform,... and consequently they have been understood as keys to the dynamics of emotional illness." What do the ellipses indicate?

    answer choices

    quotation

    an unfinished thought

    omitted text from a quotation

  • Question 8
    10 seconds
    Q.

    Which quotation used ellipses in a correct way?

    answer choices

    I should not have said that.

    ..I’m sorry.

    I should not have said that ...I'm sorry.

  • Question 9
    20 seconds
    Q.

    How to change the following sentence by using ellipses?

    The parade had clowns, floats and a brass band which wore blue uniforms.

    answer choices

    The parade had clowns, floats and ... which wore blue uniforms.

    The parade had clowns, floats and a brass band ...

    The parade had clowns, floats and a brass band ....

  • Question 10
    10 seconds
    Q.

    Please help me_______ please get help_______ I didn’t mean to cause this explosion.

    answer choices

    Comma

    Ellipsis

    Dash

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