Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

1. Is this sentence correct:

"Caffeine increases the CAPACITY OF ALERT."

2. Consider the following sentence:

"Many people experience a DIP in energy several hours after drinking coffee."

a) Does 'dip' mean 'decrease'?

b) By the way, would it be correct to say: "Many people experience a RISE in shortly after drinking coffee

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    1. no, this sentence is not correct. something along these lines would be better: “caffeine increases alertness”

    2a. ‘dip’ usually means a low but is followed by a high, like a dip in a road

    2b. a more correct way to say this would be something like: “many people experience a rise in their mood and energy after drinking coffee”

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    1 no that's not English

    2a no, a dip is a low point, usually from the end of a decrease to the start of an increase

  • 4 weeks ago

    1. No that sentence is not correct. Do you mean "Caffeine increases alertness."? Alertness is the state of being alert.

    2. Yes, 'dip' means a reduction or decrease in that context.

    3. The sentence is incomplete. There is a word missing after 'in'. I think the missing word should be 'alertness' or 'mental stimulation' or something with a similar meaning. Apart from the missing word or words, yes, the sentence would be correct.

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