Re: E-prime -an interesting article.

J. R. Molloy (
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 13:45:26 -0700

From: M. E. Smith <>
>"I am in Alabama"
>which uses the "to exist" sense of the verb "to be",
>must be replaced by something like:
>"My body currently exists within the borders of the
>geographical entity known as Alabama."

NP, just say, "I live in Alabama" or "this message comes to you from Alabama."

The "is of existence" has its problems too, especially when one considers the eventuality of uploading. After uploading, where one lives and works and thinks does not necessarily equate to where one has one's carbon-based body or structure of origination.


--J. R. Molloy