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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby dealing with it on Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:53 pm

Has anyone here ever tried writing in E-Prime? Do you find it makes writing less ambiguous?

If you are unfamiliar with writing without all forms of the verb “to be”, I offer an introduction.

https://www.nobeliefs.com/eprime.htm

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Re: E-prime

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aniihya on Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:26 pm

Oh my god, that gave me a headache.
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Re: E-prime

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby dealing with it on Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:05 am

Surprising; I thought this exercise would appeal to you, Aniihya... it makes most metaphysical statements sound presumptuous. People end up saying a lot of empty propositions because English allows us to say statements like, “whatever is, is,” or “this thing exists.”

Having to find alternative phrasing challenges the writer to speak with stronger verbs and nouns.

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