[bksvol-discuss] Re: Ellipses

  • From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 18:41:31 -0500

In MOST books, there is no space before an ellipsis or the periods of it 
(although OCR often interprets spaces), but tehre usually is one after.

Having said that I thought someone told me none before or after, so I have been 
removing all spaces, before during and after the ellipsis.


On May 26, 2010, at 1:39 PM, EVAN REESE wrote:

> I think it would look a bit strange if you were to put a space after the 
> ellipsis but not before it. So if you're not going to put a space in front, 
> you shouldn't put one after it either.
> Evan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lori Castner
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:12 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Ellipses
> I know this topic has come up many times, but I'm confused again.
> In the latest issue of the Volunteer Manual it states not to place a space 
> before the first dot and to remove all spaces between the three dots, but it 
> does not state what to do after the third dot if the ellipsis occurs in the 
> middle of a sentence as it often does.
> Ellipses are frequently used in mid-sentence in dialog, and I want to be sure 
> to handle them correctly.
> Thanks.
> Lori C.

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