[The first exercize does not seem doable in an online discussion, but here is the second and third. -- The Mgt.]
2. Rewrite the following sentences in E-Prime:
A. Dr. Reich was a quack.
B. Sister Kenny was a quack.
C. "Everybody is a bit queer except me and thee, and sometimes I wonder about thee."
D. Cancer is caused by worry and depression.
E. Cancer is caused by a virus.
F. The cause of schizophrenia is sexual repression.
G. Schizophrenia is caused by genetic predisposition.
H. She is a Catholic, so therefore she is against abortion.
I. "Evolution is no longer a theory. It is a proven fact." (Variations on this came forth from several biologists during recent controversies with Bible Fundamentalists.)
J. "The whole New Age is Satanic." (Rev. Pat Robertson.)
K. "Reality is whatever you think it is."
L. "Nothing is. Nothing becomes. Nothing is not." (Aleister Crowley, Book of Lies (falsely so called).
M. "Bob is. Bob becomes. Bob is not. Therefore, Bob is nothing." (Ivan Stang, Book of the Sub-Genius.)
3. Re-write the following questions in E-Prime.
A. Are all diseases psychosomatic?
B. Are some UFOs really alien spaceships?
C. What is Justice?
D. What is Art?
E. What is the cause of poverty?
F. What is the cause of war?
G. Why are there so many homeless people in this rich country?
H. "It's pretty, but is it Art?" (Kipling.)