Monday, April 26, 2010


"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"E-Prime (short for English-Prime) is a form of the English language in which the verb to be in all its forms does not exist. E-Prime therefore uses alternate means to express most statements which use the passive voice, thus encouraging writers and speakers to clearly state an action's agent.

"Some people use E-Prime as a mental discipline to filter speech and translate the speech of others. For example, the sentence 'the movie was good' could translate into E-Prime as 'I liked the movie' or as 'the movie made me laugh'. The E-Prime versions communicate the speaker's experience rather than judgment, making it harder for the writer or reader to confuse opinion with fact."

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