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Punctuation - become a punctuation professional with the Duden mentor

When writing texts, nobody can do without punctuation marks. In addition to the point with which a sentence ends, one often finds exclamation marks that give emphasis to a sentence, as a final sentence. Within a sentence, the comma is probably the most common punctuation mark that separates main and subordinate clauses, for example. But not everyone knows the rules of commas or knows how to use punctuation correctly. Then the “Duden mentor” can help you. He is a real all-rounder when it comes to final punctuation marks and other punctuation.

Whether apostrophe, exclamation mark, question mark, colon, dash, semicolon, ellipsis, comma or point - there are numerous word and punctuation marks in German. The punctuation, also called punctuation, within sentences is used to structure them, to give them structure and to make them easier to understand when reading. Word signs such as the apostrophe, on the other hand, are intended to clarify morphological structures.

How can the Duden mentor help with punctuation?

A statement ends with a point. In places where you would take pauses while speaking, you usually put a comma in written texts. But punctuation is not always that easy. Punctuation is more than just a gut feeling. Some people just write on the computer and pay less or no attention to correct spelling and punctuation. But if you value things like error-free punctuation when writing text, sooner or later you will be faced with the question of correct comma placement or consider whether all punctuation marks are correctly set or what certain punctuation rules are. The internal spell check of Microsoft Word, for example, indicates errors in the text, but only shows that something is wrong, not what exactly is not correct. Before you think about it for a long time or do some research, you can simply use the Duden mentor.

To have the punctuation checked in your own text, simply paste your text into the text field of the Duden mentor. The tool immediately starts checking punctuation and detects missing or unnecessary punctuation marks and other inconsistencies in the text. The Duden mentor shows you suggestions for corrections below the text field. You can then easily insert the corrected text into your document.

For those who like it even more convenient, we recommend the Duden Mentor plug-in for Word or the browser plug-in: Once installed, you can have your texts checked at any time right where they are written: both in Word as well as on Facebook, Gmail,, Twitter,, WordPress, Xing and many other services.

Further advantages of the Duden mentor

Do you write lowercase or uppercase after the colon? Are punctuation marks such as quotation marks and dashes used correctly? Are the commas correct and are the punctuation marks correct? Is it better to use a comma or a semicolon? The Duden mentor can help with these and many other questions about spelling and punctuation. It guarantees Duden quality and impresses with the following functions:

  • Punctuation check (quotation marks, exclamation marks, colons, dashes, etc.)
  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Check for filler words and colloquial language
  • Style Notes
  • extensive synonym suggestions
  • Duden plug-in for Word
  • Browser plug-in

… and many more

Conclusion: Punctuation marks and punctuation are not a question of gut instinct. The punctuation follows clear rules. For example, if you want to be on the safe side when it comes to the correct placement of commas, or if you are considering which is the right final sentence, you should use tools like the Duden Mentor. They have mastered the rules of commas, will also help you with the correct punctuation and support you in getting the most out of your texts.

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