Friday, February 16, 2007


In Chapter 10, p. 141, the book shows examples of how/when to use an ellipsis. However, there are no spaces between the ellipsis and the surrounding words. I have been told in both my English and journalism classes that there should be a space before and after an ellipsis. Is this just a style difference (MLA and AP v. Chicago) or did the book make a mistake?

1 comment:

Pat said...

Remember that there is a difference between typing and typesetting. The lessons in your English and journalism classes most likely apply to the former.

When text is typeset, the spacing is determined by the layout/typesetting program.