[texhax] use of \ldots
r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Feb 8 07:35:30 CET 2011
On 8/02/2011, at 4:32 PM, Steven Jonak wrote:
> I curious about the correct usage \ldots. If I use it in a
> sentence, which is correct:
> Just a moment\ldots now, there we are.
> Just a moment \ldots now, there we are.
> Should a space come before the \ldots or not?
I don't know if there's a rule on this, but my aesthetic
sense finds a space before the \ldots preferable. However I
have the impression that most, if not all, others omit
such a space. As my elder brother says ``There is no
accounting for taste. Or the lack thereof.''
BTW you need to use:
Just a moment \ldots\ now, there we are.
i.e. you need a backslash *after* the \ldots or you
*won't* get a space before the ``now''.
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