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An ellipsis is used to indicate that part of a sentence is missing. Because of this, it is often used to introduce a sense of drama, or anticipation within a sentence.

Ellipsis Quiz

Test your knowledge of the ellipsis in this fun and interactive quiz.
1. What is an ellipsis?
It’s what happens when the moon goes in front of the sun
A special offer at Tesco
A punctuation mark

2. What does an ellipsis look like?

3. What is the job of an ellipsis?
To stop people stealing
To introduce tension, drama, or anticipation in a sentence
To separate items in lists.

4. Which of the following should include an ellipsis?
The results are
I am four years old
Why don’t you like cabbage

5. Look at the following sentence: The man stopped Where should the ellipsis go?
After ‘The’
After ‘man’
After ‘stopped’

Score =
Correct answers:

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