2nd October 2019

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What do you call three dots in a row?

The triple-dot punctuation mark is also called a suspension point, points of ellipsis, periods of ellipsis, or colloquially, dot-dot-dot. Suspension point - mainly US one of a group of dots, usually three, used in written material to indicate the omission of a word or words.

Accordingly, what do three periods in a row mean?

An ellipsis (plural ellipses; from the Ancient Greek: ?λλειψις, élleipsis, 'omission' or 'falling short') is a series of dots (typically three, such as "…") that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning.

What does it mean when someone texts you dot dot dot?

The original question is: Punctuation: What does the ellipsis (three dots) mean at the end of a response text? I like this girl in my class and I Facebook messaged her and her respond ended with "". Answer: It just means that she couldn't think of anything more to say.
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