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—“Q: Curtus Maximus. I want to learn more about this. Any suggestions as to where to start?”—Dominic DeLuca
By Curtus Maxiumus
A: This website gives a nice explanation of e-prime. Start with trying to write in E-Prime.
My list of disallowed and allowed words:
be; being; been; am; is; isnât; are; arenât; was; wasnât; were; werenât;
Contractions formed from a pronoun and a form of to be:
Iâm; youâre; weâre; theyâre; heâs; sheâs; itâs; thereâs; hereâs; whereâs; howâs; whatâs; whoâs; thatâs;
The following words, do not derive from forms of to be. Some of these serve similar grammatical functions (see auxiliary verbs).
become; has; have; having; had (Iâve; youâve); do; does; doing; did; can; could; will; would (theyâd); shall; should; ought; may; might; must; remain; equal.
( Maximus: FYI: I also prohibit ‘become’ )