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Distortion #3: Missing Ellipses and Altered Grammar
It would appear that either Sydney Cleveland or whomever he copied from did not adequately cite the material, making Ellen White's borrowed wording appear worse than it really was.
For example, in the first comparison below, Cleveland gives no hint whatsoever that he is not quoting entire sentences, minus the middle of one of them. Yet he left off a total of 26 words from the beginning and end of both sentences, without replacing the missing words with ellipses.
That Cleveland believed that ellipses were required when omitting words from the beginning of a quotation is suggested by the fact that in the third comparison below he placed an ellipsis ("...") in front of "he," something he did in a total of 17 places but neglected to do in a total of 6 places.
Similarly, Cleveland 11 times used ellipses at the end of his quotations to replace deleted words, but did not do so on 19 other occasions. While ellipses were used 16 times when words were deleted in the middle of quotations, they were not so used 3 times.
We only found one instance where wording was altered, as in changing "had never had experience" to "had never experienced" in the third comparison below. Twice capitalization was changed.
One other problem along these lines will be pointed out on page 10.
In Cleveland's 21 comparisons, we identified more than 35 problems of this sort.