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I Always Finish Written Sentences With 3 Dots

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    I do that.... but have recently started

    repkacing them after the fact with commas and periods cuz they get annoying.
    SenorDinosaur SenorDinosaur 46-50, M Aug 15, 2015

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    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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    I used to always finish my sentences with 3 dots

    but somehow on EP, mine turn into question marks!!! how weird :/
    SoulfulSmile SoulfulSmile 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 24, 2014

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    If it has 3 dots it's not finished.

    The 3 dots are not for dramatic effect. They represent that there is more to be said. "To be continued..."
    wh0isit wh0isit 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    because I have a lot to say.

    ..but my thought is incomplete...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 5, 2014

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    I don't know about always

    but if the dot fits...
    OpalJade82 OpalJade82 36-40, F Aug 6, 2015

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    i always feel like im not done my thought.

    .. theres always more to write no?...
    someonelse3 someonelse3 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    I use it for a pause.

    .. I always thought it made me look pensive... turns out I'm in good company... :)
    brokencowboy brokencowboy 41-45, M 7 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    It's called an ellipsis.

    .. it has a number of uses but is most often used to indicate an unfinished thought, a leading statement, a slight pause, or an awkward silence... I can't say I always use it in written communication... but when communicating online I am writing as I think... my thoughts seldom...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 14 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    Why the **** I do that,

    I have yet to know...
    PrettyAsaFlower1972 PrettyAsaFlower1972 41-45, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Knowingly or unknowingly you do things

    that you never realize ...never would you have realized this (or perhaps you would have) until someone highlighted these things to you... when you are young and in school your teachers highlight such things to you and make sure you don't ever do them... Of course they have their...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Nov 5, 2014

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    lol...its just the way.

    . i like writing my senteces...??..
    luv19 luv19 13-15 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    Some other times it's

    as if to say, "I'm not quite done, I have more thoughts I'm churning out..."
    Nicholdave Nicholdave 31-35, M Nov 6, 2014

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    I do that way too often.

    I don't even know why I do that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 25, 2015

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    Good company. You know

    who else writes with, ellipses? Hunter S. Thompson and the greatest writer of 20th century (except, arguably, Bulgokov).... Celine.
    SenorDinosaur SenorDinosaur 46-50, M Aug 15, 2015

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    LOOOOOOL and i thought i am the only one XD

    oh forgot this ... XD Tina
    tinathefreak tinathefreak 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2014

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    I have no idea if it's an adhd thing

    for me, but I always think of one thing as I'm typing something so I use two or three dots to partially close my thought so I can type my new thought and then I'll think of something else and it'll keep going on and on and on. It also gives a little dramaticness to whatever I'm...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F Aug 9, 2015

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    I use it a lot when I post in social media

    so then it can be added in for more drama plus that is how my thought process works... I know it's weird! But I do, otherwise my writing feels choppy and commas just feel awkward...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    LBCC2016 LBCC2016 31-35 a week ago

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    Nicholdave Nicholdave 31-35, M Nov 6, 2014

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    Not always, but I have a tendency

    if the last sentence is somewhat open ended.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    I always do this, I like to leave the reader

    thinking that I have more to say on the subject.....as I usually do....
    LastGirlScout LastGirlScout 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    Funny Dots

    Well my story is a bit....funny since my laptop's keyboard    needs to...be fixed therefore i got used to type dots instead of  usin the space bar which sometimes works and...other  times it..  doesnt :) peope    thought   that my typing style..is based on..dots...
    pinkspell pinkspell 22-25, F Oct 13, 2011

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    Coz I love it... Mostly I use 2 dots.

    . but sometimes 3... Lol. I just love the way it looks..like there's something still left to be said.. Continuity.. Ooh, the mystery.. lol ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    Really...

    How and why I started this I don't know, but over the years it has become a habit of mine which now I cannot break. The problem is, it may be more than 3 dots from me....and they also come in the middle of a sentence as well.I couldn't break it now even if I tried...Some people...
    smorrigan68 smorrigan68 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I do it too much when i'm writing

    but its so damn tempting ...
    Baadawg Baadawg 51-55, M Dec 27, 2013

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    Yes I do; I feel that you could fill in the

    rest, or carry on the conversation without me, or perhaps I just don't like saying 'Goodbye', who can say......
    Brangwen Brangwen 41-45, F Feb 2, 2014

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    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2015

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    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Aug 6, 2015

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    ...or, on occasion, begin them.

    Still. There are more annoying graphical tics. Like (perhaps) the (over) use of parentheses. Perish the thought...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    Ummmm...okay...not always.

    ..but I'm pretty generous with them when I write my stories...I don't know...is it the same as saying...yada...yada...yada...? Lol.... Oh....sometimes I use four....
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    The Memo:

    dear you: i missed you today... i was busy it seems, doing nothing at all...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    I just help myself doing that.

    .. I feel that like my thoughts my sentences should be as fuzzy as them and adding those dots between seems to fit it well...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    kyler321 kyler321 16-17, M Aug 6, 2015

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    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    Always...

    Not sure how it started... But it's become an obsession... I love the dots! ... They're mysterious, and attention seeking... Making you want more.... Or maybe I just need help... Lolz
    deleted deleted 26-30 38 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    orldawn orldawn 51-55, F 6 Responses May 13, 2015

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    heartcoaster1 heartcoaster1 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2015

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    Dot Dot Dot

    I always finish my sentences with ...I think it's because I dislike being done or saying good bye. It leaves the reader wondering if more is on the way!
    AvengingSouls AvengingSouls 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Yeah this is mostly me.

    .. But honestly, 80% of the time I use 2 dots. Cuz 1 dot isn't enough and makes the the sentence too much of a statement and 3 leaves it too open ended.. So 2 is just in between.
    MissImaginaryy MissImaginaryy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2015

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    Hmmm...I only started doing this

    when I joined ep... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2015

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    But ending a sentence in three dots implies

    there is more to the story....like EP even here you can't tell the real story without being censored...
    Alvin54 Alvin54 51-55, M 1 day ago

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