A Sentence in E Prime

Monday, 22 August 2011   |   Creativity Games

E PrimeThis week we're being eloquent.

Game:  There are 3 random words listed below.  Your aim is to use all of them in a few sentences.  The catch is that you must write those sentences in E-Prime (Find out what that is below.)

  • general
  • ski
  • rain

Challenge:  For extra challenge try and use them all in a single sentence.

Strategy:  E-Prime is a variation on the English language where all forms of the verb to be are banned.  You can read more about it here.  You'll probably find that it is harder to do than it seems.  When you speak or write you think about what you want to say and the words come out naturally.  Forcing yourself to follow these new rules is a fair challenge.  The theory is however that it leads to a clearer and stronger message.  Try and write a whole piece in E-Prime and you'll probably discover some interesting new ways of getting your message across.


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