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According to dict.leo.org:

  • Das Mittel, sg. (means; aid) has the plural form die Mittel.
  • Die Mittel, pl. (capital; funds) lacks a singular form.

Which kind of Mittel is die Redemittel? Does it exist in singular?

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I think it's something like "money" as you've mentioned "funds". So singular and plural form are equal. –  user508 May 27 '11 at 18:09
Redemittel ist aber nicht allgemein gebräuchlich. Ich hab es noch nicht gehört. –  bernd_k May 27 '11 at 19:26

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Redemittel (also: sprachliche Mittel) is both singular and plural. It derives from Mittel as in means.

Er benutzt ein sprachliches Mittel

Er benutzt viele sprachliche Mittel

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