Originally Posted by partygirl
I have a question...
I figure this might be the place to ask.
"What is the appropriate usage of ..... in a sentence or paragraph?"
"when is it appropriate to start a sentence with a - ?"
I just realise i use these a lot and im not actually sure of their correct occurence.
.... is used when you're omitting something, like when you're quoting a source and you're not quoting the whole thing, but just parts of it. I don't think it's to be used any other way but I use it when I post on here because I type in streams of consciousness sometimes.
I don't think it's ever grammatically correct to start a sentence with the hyphen unless you're making a list or outline.
Having said this, Deb will probably come and correct me.