Writing for Business

Jul 11 2012   12:30PM GMT

Plural of ellipsis?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
_________ are often used in a taskbar or a browser tab to indicate longer titles than will fit.
a. ellipses
b. ellipsis
c. ellipsises

Answer: a.

An ellipsis is a sequence of three dots used to indicate that something continues, or sometimes to indicate that something — like a thought — has trailed off. The plural of “ellipsis” is “ellipses.”

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