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How do I skip part of a quote?

Last Updated: May 21, 2013  |  45 Views

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If you would like to skip part of a quotation to save space or eliminate unnecessary text, you can use an ellipsis.  An ellipsis is three dots (. . . ) preceded and followed by a space as in the following examples.  An ellipsis can be used in both MLA and APA citation styles.
 
 
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