I couldn't find any info on this on the Internet, so I ask it here. I'm doing an essay and I want to add a quote in the text. However, I do not desire to quote the whole sentence, that is, I wish to quote only the things before a comma and not the things after the comma. I just can't remember how to do it. I'm quoting from a short story. I vaguely remember it should be done like this: "This part I desire to quote..." Is it like that? Does those three full stops mean that the sentence continues but I do not wish to quote it all?

I'm not 100% sure but I've seen it done as below:

"I do not desire to quote the whole sentence, [...] I just can't remember how to do it."

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Hi Zerox

As far as I know there is no rule in quoting texts. You can either use three full stops or just a single one.
For example, in the short story The Book of Sand, Borges cites a fragment of George Herbert's poem "The Collar"

... thy rope of sands...

using three full stops twice between commas. Also I've read many quotations that have three full stops in the originals but transcribed with one or no full stops.
I think it really depends on the context. Could you write the text so we can see what is more suitable for it?

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