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APA Style (7th ed.)

If you remove words from the middle of quotation, use three spaced ellipsis points (. . .) to indicate the change from the original quotation (American Psychological Association [APA], 2020, p. 275). If you remove text from the end of a sentence but continue quoting from the following sentence, use four spaced ellipsis points (. . . .) to indicate the removal of material from between the sentences. Start your quotation at the point where the text is relevant; ellipses are not necessary at the beginning or end of a quotation (APA, 2020, p. 275). See "Changes to a Quotation Requiring Explanation" under Quotations on the APA Style website for more information. 


American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).