Punctuation marks are symbols that indicate the structure and organization of written language as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading aloud. In written English, punctuation is vital to disambiguate the meaning of sentences.

Ghotit is the only grammar and punctuation checker that corrects punctuation in texts written by those with severe dyslexia / dysgraphia and restores in most cases sentence boundaries. Ghotit is also used successfully to correct punctuation by people who use English as their second language (ESL).

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Inserting a Period (Full Stop) between Independent SentencesThe pen is on the table she is next to the phone.The pen is on the table. She is next to the phone.Not corrected
Inserting a Semicolon between Closely Related Independent ClausesMost of those computers are broken already this proves my point about the manufacturers.Most of those computers are broken already; this proves my point about the manufacturers.Not corrected
Inserting a Comma after GreetingsHi folks how are you doing?Hi folks, how are you doing?Not corrected
Inserting a Comma after Introductory ClausesIn my personal opinion the matters are going smoothly.In my personal opinion, the matters are going smoothly.Corrected
Inserting a Comma after Introductory Infinitive PhrasesTo be prepared for exams students must learn every day.To be prepared for exams, students must learn every day.Not corrected
Inserting a Comma after Introductory Gerund PhrasesRunning too fast to my school I slipped on the ice.Running too fast to my school, I slipped on the ice.Not corrected
Inserting a Comma between Independent Coordinated ClausesI am going home and I intend to live there.I am going home, and I intend to live there.Not corrected
Inserting a Comma between Dependent ClausesIf you are not in a positive state of mind it’s time to use positive thinking affirmations.If you are not in a positive state of mind, it’s time to use positive thinking affirmations.Not corrected
Inserting Commas around Descriptive ClausesJohn who has been drinking should not drive.John, who has been drinking, should not drive.Not corrected
Inserting a Comma to Separate a Statement from a QuestionIt’s raining outside isn’t it?It’s raining outside, isn’t it?Wrong correction
Adding a Question MarkAnd how are you going to settle itAnd how are you going to settle it?Not corrected
Deleting a Comma before Dependent ClauseI’ll go shopping, because there’s no food here.I’ll go shopping because there’s no food here.Not corrected
Correcting a Comma SpliceIt’s nearly five, we cannot reach town before dark.It’s nearly five. We cannot reach town before dark.Not corrected