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I Always Finish Written Sentences With 3 Dots

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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 1 day ago

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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 17 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    LOOOOOOL and i thought i am the only one XD

    oh forgot this ... XD Tina
    tinathefreak tinathefreak 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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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 42 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    They Say Its a Form of Ocd...

    at least thats what they say... its never more than 3 for me either... always 3... maybe it is OCD... I am an ellipses addict...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 4 Responses May 13, 2008

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    Simplified Simplified 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    musicislife00 musicislife00 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2014

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    JustaSillyfairy JustaSillyfairy 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    To Take the Edge Off

    My theory is that three dots takes the edge of a statement. Like you're still thinking of what you wrote, or that you're insecure about your expression. I'm not sure about you guys but that's why I do it...
    Lola91 Lola91 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2008

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    It Makes Me Feel Kind of Stupid

    But there always is something that could finish my sentence, so i don't want to make only one dot.. I think it looks very harsh then.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 3, 2007

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    orldawn orldawn 51-55, F 6 Responses May 13

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    PaddyG7 PaddyG7 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 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 always feel like im not done my thought.

    .. theres always more to write no?...
    someonelse3 someonelse3 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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    No I don't but ok this is what I want to do.

    I will start the story and each person will comment 3 words to continue the story... Once upon a...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    SpiffyNinja SpiffyNinja 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2014

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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 15 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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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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    The Memo:

    dear you: i missed you today... i was busy it seems, doing nothing at all...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    I...guess...is because I am nervous

    or unsure about something.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Nov 4, 2014

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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

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    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Well, Not Always...

    but i use the 3 dots alot ... sometimes more :)   it's just that ... life continues on, nothing really ends ... you will eventually pick up on something you wrote sometime in the future, and continue on... at least in thoughts .... and my favorite symbol is infinity too...
    Overload Overload 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2007

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    It's Just a Habit

    idk...it's just a habit because...well, i dont really know why, but it's become a habit...I think it's kinda like a psychological thing...like I never want to finsih anything because I'm never sure of anything...im not really sure...
    xXbleedingtearsXx xXbleedingtearsXx 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2008

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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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    Sentences,no. Paragraphs,on the Other Hand...

    Ellipsis is the price you pay for reading Dostoyevsky. Well,that's my story,and I'm sticking to it...
    Rob22make3 Rob22make3 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    I usually end with the dots

    when I don't have much to say or it's just AKWARD!.......
    BabyCakex BabyCakex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 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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    Hmmm...I only started doing this

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

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    Nicholdave Nicholdave 31-35, M Nov 6, 2014

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    Well. . . Not always.

    . . Sometimes I use four . . . .
    breezeway01 breezeway01 46-50, F Feb 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M Nov 5, 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...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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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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