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    So it is actually okay to end a sentence with a prep er prepsition

    guess I've been slave to a myth according to NPR. Some gal wrote a book on gramar rules and she shared this one with the audience.

    Her logic is/was that not ending sentence with prepstion is a latin rule and English is a germantic language. Not totally sure on the germantic. Might have been something else.

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    Re: So it is actually okay to end a sentence with a prep er prepsition

    Quote Originally Posted by Desire007 View Post
    guess I've been slave to a myth according to NPR. Some gal wrote a book on gramar rules and she shared this one with the audience.

    Her logic is/was that not ending sentence with prepstion is a latin rule and English is a germantic language. Not totally sure on the germantic. Might have been something else.

    NPR stands for National Public Radio.
    Sure. Lots of English sentences end with a preposition.
    "What are you talking about?"
    "What's this thing for?"
    "She's the person I sent it to."
    "The room's been paid for."
    etc., etc.

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    Re: So it is actually okay to end a sentence with a prep er prepsition

    It's an artificial 'rule', like the one telling us not to split infinitives, that has been widely ignored since it was formulated.

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