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Choose the sentence that correctly uses ellipses to replace the underlined words.

1. The other day, one of the gentlemen from Georgia,( an eloquent man, and a man of learning, so far as I can judge, not being learned myself,) came down on us astonishingly.

The other day, one of the gentlemen from Georgia, …, came down on us astonishingly.
The other day, one of the gentlemen from Georgia… came down on us astonishingly.
The other day, one of the gentlemen from Georgia … came down on us astonishingly.

2. He spoke in (what the Baltimore American calls) the “scathing and withering style.”

He spoke in …the “scathing and withering style.”
He spoke in … the “scathing and withering style.”
He spoke in … “scathing and withering style.”

3. He eulogized Mr. Clay in high and beautiful terms, and then declared that we had deserted all our
principles, and had turned Henry Clay out, (like an old horse, to root.)

He eulogized Mr. Clay in high and beautiful terms, and then declared that we had deserted all our
principles, and had turned Henry Clay out …
He eulogized Mr. Clay in high and beautiful terms, and then declared that we had deserted all our
principles, and had turned Henry Clay out, …
He eulogized Mr. Clay in high and beautiful terms, and then declared that we had deserted all our
principles, and had turned Henry Clay out, … .

1:C
2:B
3:A

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  1. 1. yes
    2. yes
    3. "A" is the best here. There should be a 4th dot at the end, but B and C are clearly incorrect.

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  2. Thank you, so very much!

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  3. omg thank you so so much Writeacher !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. You're very welcome.

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  5. For 2022, these are correct. Good luck to everyone out there who just is too tired to do the homework without cheating.

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