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I wrote this post in E-Prime.

Today I learned about a modified form of English called E-Prime, which disallows the usage of “to be” verbs. According to some scholars, E-Prime helps to “clarify thinking and strengthen writing” by ensuring that each sentence has a clear subject and avoiding multiple possible meanings which might result from the use of “to be” forms.

I find writing in E-Prime quite challenging, especially since I use passive sentences a lot. For example, you can see my conversion of the Rifleman’s Creed below.
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