# Do you need a space before and after an ellipsis? Thanks!

## Definition of an ellipsis: marks or a mark (such as … ) indicating an omission (as of words) or a pause My source for that. :)

Sep 5, 2017

The ellipsis consists of three evenly spaced dots (periods) with spaces between the ellipsis and surrounding letters or other marks.

#### Explanation:

Let's take the sentence, "The ceremony honored twelve brilliant athletes from the Caribbean who were visiting the U.S." and leave out "from the Caribbean who were":

$$The ceremony honored twelve brilliant athletes … visiting the U.S.


FROM:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/GRAMMAR/marks/ellipsis.htm
Visit the site for more explanations and examples of proper usage. (no space after an ellipsis at the end of a sentence)