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“If only I’d revised…well it’s too late to do more now.” Alice walked into the exam hall.
“I did revise…well, a bit…OK, I watched Eastenders… but then I revised.”
Interestingly, if you type… the computer will recognise ellipsis whereas if you type. . . with spaces between the dots, a Word document will see this as a grammatical error underlining it in green.
Computing even recognises ellipsis rather than just being three dots: ‘Rather than typing three full stops ellipsis actually has its own glyph as the … HTML entity.’
Ellipses (plural) can also be used for omitting information in quotations. There are different styles which are explained here: