Punctuation marks

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Punctuation marks
Comma, comma ,
Semicolon, semicolon ;
Colon, colon :
Point .
Ellipsis ...
Focus ·
bullet point
Question mark ?
Exclamation, exclamation, call signs !
Apostrophe, apostrophe '
- - Hyphen ; Hyphen ;
Supplementary line
Indent ; Up line -
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‚'› ‹  /  ‹ › 
Slashes / \
Brackets () []

The term punctuation marks is understood in two ways:

  • It is often seen as synonymous with punctuation marks . This usage is found in Kürschner as well as in the Duden . It seems to be the more common version. In this case, the punctuation marks that only refer to a single word are also included.
  • Occasionally, however, punctuation marks are systematically distinguished from word marks . Sub-word characters then those falls that do not relate serve to structure a sentence, but only single words: apostrophe , hyphen , hyphen and hyphen or point of abbreviations ( "Dr."). In this case, punctuation marks are to be understood as a generic term for word and punctuation marks. This distinction can be found in the linguistic reference work Metzler Lexikon Sprache von Glück under the keyword “ punctuation ”.

See also

Web links

Commons : punctuation  - collection of images, videos, and audio files
Wiktionary: Punctuation marks  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wilfried Kürschner: Grammatical Compendium. Systematic index of basic grammatical terms. 3rd, presumably and revised edition. Francke, Tübingen / Basel 1997, ISBN 3-8252-1526-1 , p. 284 f.
  2. Duden. German universal dictionary. 4th, revised and expanded edition. Dudenverlag, Mannheim / Leipzig / Vienna / Zurich 2001, ISBN 3-411-05504-9 .
  3. ^ Helmut Glück (ed.), With the assistance of Friederike Schmöe : Metzler Lexikon Sprach. 3rd, revised edition. Metzler, Stuttgart / Weimar 2005, ISBN 3-476-02056-8 .