Assume I have a quote as shown below:

"John ate his lunch and went for a walk."

If I was citing this quote in an article, I could condense it using "...":

"John...went for a walk."

However, assume I had a quote that already contains "..." for grammatical effect:

"John whistled quietly...all was still and peaceful. He continued walking."

How could I cite this quote, if I wanted to break it up? Would I need 6 dots as shown below?

"John whistled quietly......[and] continued walking."

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    There is no law of thermodynamics which requires the conservation of punctuation. – choster Apr 11 '17 at 17:01
  • This question would be better suited at Writing. – curiousdannii Apr 13 '17 at 2:52

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