More E-Prime: To Be or Not II

More E-Prime: To Be or Not II

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by Paul Dennithorne Johnston, Jeremy Klein, D. David Bourland
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780918970404
Publisher:
International Society for General Semantics
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Pages:
368

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More E-Prime: To Be or Not II 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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In 42 mostly brief articles and a detective story, 'More E-Prime' shows we can write without using 'is' or any other form of the verb 'to be' by using active verbs instead, and so produce E-Prime, a more crisply specific and informative English. As many of the articles report--including the one by The Atlantic Monthly's editor Cullen Murphy--E-Prime helps us recognize, distrust, and avoid imprecise and possibly prejudiced judgements. For example, instead of using or believing that 'Amy is crazy,' we may need to report or at least to notice what she actually does. E-Prime gives us a practical and easily used way of doing this. Because it does, both 'More E-Prime' and the first book in the series, 'To Be or Not,' provide lively introductions to using our English in more responsible and rewarding ways.