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Ellipsis and Hyphens

Student Teaching Lesson Help

Jonathan Keller

on 23 April 2011

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Transcript of Ellipsis and Hyphens

Ellipsis Definition: is a series of marks that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word in the original text or a pause in speech. Hyphen Use Ellipsis to mark omissions from quoted material Uses Use three Ellipsis to indicate a pause in written dialogue. Definition: is a punctuation mark (minus sign) used to join words and to separate syllables of a single word. & Uses Use a hyphen to divide a word at the end of a line Use a hyphen within a compound number or a fraction Use a hyphen with the prefixes and suffixes all-, ex-, great-, self-, -elect, -free, and those before proper nouns Use a hyphen between compound adjectives that precede their nouns Ex. "Jim's prank calls are so bad... they make me puke" Ex. "Yes but... ok, your right," Jim said. Ex. Jim does a horr-ible Alex Beechy voice Ex. all-purpose Ex. twenty-seven Ex. Down-to-earth
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