In transcripts (mainly screenplays/dialogue scripts and some web pages), I see the following:
"You could try to do this... or that."
CHARACTER gestures at the alternate choice; a big red button.
"Wow. He killed himself... What an idiot."
As opposed to:
"You could get your entire armada to push every human off their rooftops to their deaths, or alternatively press the big red button attached to a sample of human blood."
Wow. He killed himself.
What an idiot.
Is it correct usage of an ellipsis to:
- be used to simplify a long explanation of what "this" is?
Basically: Is it used correctly as an omission of further ideas/explanation or to cut short the statement?
- be used as a pause?
- not capitalize the letter after the ellipsis? (If the statement after it isn't a proper sentence)
- link two statements or ideas? (but not like a semicolon, but rather like a broken conjunction)