Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2021     Views: 14588

Use ellipses whenever you omit words from the original source quote. When formatting the ellipses, use three spaced out ellipses points (. . .) or use the ellipses character that appears in word processing programs when you type three periods in a row. Do not use ellipses when paraphrasing or at the beginning or end of a quotation. The only exception is if the ellipses is included in the source text.

Use four periods (. ...) to show a sentence break within the omitted material.

For more information, see page 275 of the APA Style Manual.