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    Hello I am writing somewhat angry letter to a person that I don't know very well(I have my reasons). I would like to ask is it considered rude to use caps or not? Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Using CAPS in a letter

    Quote Originally Posted by Povilas Sirvinskas View Post
    I would like to ask is it considered rude to use caps or not?
    Yes, it's the equivalent of shouting.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Default Re: Using CAPS in a letter

    You won't make your point if you write in all capital letters. It will look either amateurish or childish. Neither will show you to be a justifiably angry adult.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Using CAPS in a letter

    It might​ be OK to put the occasional word in capitals in order to thoroughly get your anger across. For example, "I want you to know that I am VERY upset about what you did on Sunday".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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