In French, ellipses are also used when there are several elements in a list, but only a few are enumerated. Example:
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I always thought that in English, the usage of ellipsis in this context is not very correct, would never be used in books or press, and must be replaced by "etc.", but is still used in email communication. At the same time, the quoted post from PR Daily doesn't mention this usage.
- Are ellipses used in emails by English-spoken people at the end of unfinished enumerations?
- If yes, what are the guidelines for this usage of ellipses? Is it totally wrong to use them for unfinished enumerations?