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Consider this text:

>Bob ran to the store. Bob jumped up and down. I love Bob.

>And I've noticed that Bob is a great person and a good friend. So should I be nicer to Bob?



Now imagine that I want to quote:

>Bob ran to the store....So should I be nicer to Bob?

Note that the ellipsis cuts across the paragraph boundary. So should my quotation go like the below?

>Bob ran to the store....

>So should I be nicer to Bob?



In my latest piece (https://join.substack.com/p/can-we-heal-america) I run into this issue here because immediately after "right way." there's actually a paragraph break in the article that I'm quoting from:

>They go to church, they read the Bible, they have traditional families, and so on. They’ve done everything the right way.…What bothers them is that the people behind them in the line, as they see it, are being pushed ahead of them by the federal government.

When you think about it, you might want to do this, but that looks weird with the ellipsis starting the second paragraph:

>They go to church, they read the Bible, they have traditional families, and so on. They’ve done everything the right way.

>…What bothers them is that the people behind them in the line, as they see it, are being pushed ahead of them by the federal government.

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