Ellipses

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Wasserbock / Waterbuck by Michael Jansen, Attribution-NoDerivs Licence

Ellipses are three dots used to represent words omitted from a direct quotation in academic writing. This article describes how to use them correctly, including how to format them. Turns out I have been doing it wrong all this time!
https://writingcommons.org/omitting-words-from-a-direct-quotation-mla

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