E-prime definitions

ē'prīm'
A style of speaking or writing English that avoids all forms of the verb be.
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A modified form of English that eliminates the verb be and thus avoids the passive voice, intended to reduce the dogmatism of language and the likelihood of misunderstanding and conflict.
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Origin of e-prime

Coined by its inventor, D David Bourland, Jr. (1928-2000).