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Tue, Feb. 20th, 2007, 08:57 am

tags:mental health, writing, howto, linguistics


50+ years of research support the relationship between how often a person uses the sentence structure "noun (form of verb "to be") noun" and their degree of psychological maladjustment.

Linguists call this sentence structure the "Is of Identity" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Prime explains it. Here's an online tool that inspects text for this sentence structure -

Tell me what you think of the usefulness of this tool.

Basil White

Tue, Feb. 20th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)

I'll reread that later in an attempt to absorb more information... Until that time, embrace the fact that you've broken my brain.