LilIan
How to describe this sentence? in terms of the capitalisation 'drip, Drip, DRip, DRIp, DRIP' I have to describe how the above sentence is capitalised. Like 'there is no capitalisation in the first word but the initial letter of the second word....' Is there a less wordy way to describe it?
Nov 21, 2016 2:17 PM
Answers · 6
This isn't a standard way to capitalize, and there's no simple way to describe it. We can say that "drip" is in lowercase, "Drip" is capitalized, and "DRIP" is in all-caps. There is no simple term for the others. Here is how I personally would describe it, although it's not a perfectly precise description: "The writer suggests that the drip is getting louder by repeating the word 'drip' five times, first in lower case, then capitalizing one more letter each time, so that the fifth repetition is in all-caps."
November 22, 2016
It probably means that the dripping is more intense over time. Capitalizing in texts suggests yelling.
November 21, 2016
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!
LilIan
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Dutch, English, Japanese
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, Japanese