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I Always Finish Written Sentences With 3 Dots

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    I Know Why We Do This Lol...

    It hit me like a ton of bricks... Its a dramatic pause lol...
    Jayangel Jayangel 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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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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    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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    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 16-18, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2008

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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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    Sometimes...

    Stories, thoughts and dreams written in pen, pencil or just by typing (like now!). Everything written in anyway, with (non)sense and (in)visible lines, depending of my thoughts and emotions. Sometimes with a start that loses my breath, but with an eternal three dots in an end...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    ...

    I just cant help it ! should say more about this i know but all i'm seeing is dot dot dots right now............................ :)
    kyle4play kyle4play 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 1, 2010

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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 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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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    I Can't Believe It...

    They just come out with out any effort... :)... I think I can put them all down in less than 20/100th of a sec at a normal typing pace... haha... I LOVE THIS GROUP...
    littleshadow15 littleshadow15 18-21, M Apr 2, 2010

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    Always In The Middle...Like A Pause ;-D

    I guess you could consider it strange....maybe even weird...but for me the three dots always land in the middle. A friend asked me 'Why do you do that? It's weird, but cool', she said...and placed a bit smiley face at the end of her sentence. I told her think of it like a pause...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M Oct 4, 2013

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    Simplified Simplified 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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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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    Addiction...

    I thought I was the only one!!!!   Hi... my name is Renee... and I am a ... aholic...   Thank you...  
    charmcgee charmcgee 36-40 1 Response Feb 5, 2010

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    The Memo:

    dear you: i missed you today... i was busy it seems, doing nothing at all...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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 ;)
    starlit11 starlit11 22-25, F 17 Responses Mar 14

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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 6 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    ...

    though I know it's called an ellipses...
    rosalind2288 rosalind2288 31-35, F Oct 7, 2013

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    ...and sometimes start with three dots.

    The content can sometimes be misconstrued by same...
    Queynte Queynte 46-50, M 1 Response May 18

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    I do it too much when i'm writing

    but its so damn tempting ...
    Baadawg Baadawg 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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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

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    Well. . . Not always.

    . . Sometimes I use four . . . .
    breezeway01 breezeway01 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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 8 Responses Jul 6

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    Leave Them Wondering...

    I love leaving three dots in the end of a certain sentences. I don't always use it in every sentences that I write, that is ineffective and makes me look like I don't have a clear idea about my point. Yes, I'm trying to make a point here. "So...." I put it like this, to let you...
    aclicheword aclicheword 18-21, F Sep 21, 2013

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    I Like Them

    I always do it and I don't know why I just like it better... I didn't used to type this way... one day I just started doing it. I didn't realize they were called ellipses until my english teacher said it last year haha...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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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 4 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    musicislife00 musicislife00 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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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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    -Here's A Short Story-...

    Yes it's true I always finish a sentence with 3 dots... I'm not sure why but there's something about those little 3 dots... It has me all up in a craze of just being so damn curious about those tiny dots... And you know me I like to party and get down...with 3 dots... Sometimes...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Oct 19, 2013

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    I Do This To Often...

     i usually use it to show a moment of contemplation...or just for dramatic pause...or just for the hell of it...i am just addicted to my ring finger ...touching that key...i just don't know... 
    mmjgg mmjgg 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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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

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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

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    Over To You

    First of all, I like to write my stories before I apply its title. I feel that the title will present itself from the flow of the idea in the story (assuming that one develops). Although I was advised some months ago by an advertising executive that the three-dot sentence...
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2011

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    SpiffyNinja SpiffyNinja 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    A Lot...

    It shows who I'm talking to that it goes on. My point doesn't stop there, that's just what i'm going to put... :)
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2009

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    It Works For Me!!!

    I started when people failed to notice any use of punctuation at all!!!It seems to be working too...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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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
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 45 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    3 Dots

    The title says it all for me.  I've been using the three dots for the longest time and I don't think, I will ever get rid of this habit. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 5, 2011

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    PaddyG7 PaddyG7 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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