Ellipses (…)

An ellipsis is used to indicate the following:

  • A significant pause to think. Also in place of false starts and stuttering.

E.g. It happened in about…1927.

  • An interruption by another speaker.

E.g. – I was walking along the road and I…

– No, you weren’t!

– ..got interrupted!

  • Trailing off.

E.g. Come to think of it…

  • A stutter or hesitation.

E.g. Well, what I meant…see, the thing is…I didn’t mean it.

More questions? See our Recorded Captioning Style Guide.

Updated on September 6, 2018

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