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def truncate_words(s, num, end_text='...'):
"""Truncates a string after a certain number of words. Takes an optional
argument of what should be used to notify that the string has been
truncated, defaults to ellipsis (...)"""
length = int(num)
words = s.split()
if len(words) > length:
words = words[:length]
if not words[-1].endswith(end_text):
return u' '.join(words)
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