I'm not sure it solves the problems, because the tree dots with spaces in between, while correct for print, may be annoying for Bralle or sound--or for e-texts. If I remember correctly, and I'm sure Tony will correct me if I'm nis-remembering smile-- PG deletes the spaces between the dots. So I think we need to know what bookshare prefers. smile And I'd like that infor soon, because the book I'm almost finished with uses ellipses *a lot!* Both with the period at the end of the sentence (though I really don't know why, in the context) and without to indicate an unfinished thought at the end of a phrase. This book also has *a lot* of em dashes. I wonder if I should put that info in the synopsis to warn people. It's a wonderful book and when I post that I'm uploading it I will heartily recommend it--I know we can't do that in synopses--but maybe if ellipses and em dashes are annoying to readers they should be warned that the book has a lot of them. Cindy Cindy --- Amy Goldring Tajalli <agoldringtajalli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi all, > > I cannot find my Elements in Style (Funk and White - > if memory serves) but my MLA Style Sheet "For > ellipsis within a sentence, use three . . . spaced > periods, being careful to leave a space before the > first period. Q uotations that are complete > sentences should end with periods even though matter > that was within the original may have been omitted. > To indicate ellipsis after the conclusion of a > complete sentence, use three spaced periods in > addition to the sentence period. . . . " There is > more but if anyone wants it but it regards poetic > lines and paragraphs etcetera and I am omitting it > here. If you need it give a holler and and I'll > copy it as the Style Sheet may not be readily > available - I haven't looked in years. This should > still be the standard and most other style sheets I > have seen hide the relevant material in the midst of > lots of unnecessary wordage. > > I hope this solves the problems. > > Amy > Still looking for her majesty's cats. > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Paula and James Muysenberg" > <outofsightlife@xxxxxxxxxxx> > To: "Bksvol" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 6:17 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Ellipses > > > > I know an ellipsis is three periods together, > but I've forgotten whether > > it is supposed to have a space before or after it. > I know there are > > different rules, depending on whether the ellipsis > occurs by itself, or > > within a sentence. Would someone please refresh my > memory? > > > > Thanks, > > Paula > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. To get a list of available commands, > put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.