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APA 6th Edition

If you remove words from the middle of quotation, use three spaced ellipsis points (e.g., . . .) to indicate the change from the original quotation (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 172). If you remove text from the end of a sentence but continue quoting from the following sentence, use four spaced ellipsis points (e.g., . . . .) to indicate the removal of material from between the sentences (pp. 172-173). Start your quotation at the point where the text is relevant; ellipses are not necessary at the beginning or end of a quotation (p. 173). See "Ellipses-When and How?" from the APA Style Blog for more information.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

APA 7th Edition

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. 

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000