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    Question need help with preposition

    Is it incorrect to end a statement with a preposition?
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    Re: need help with preposition

    It's not wrong.

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    Re: need help with preposition

    This question has generated a great deal of argument, but the general consensus among English know-it-alls is that it is wrong to end a sentence with a dangling preposition, that is one which can be deleted without changing the meaning of the sentence.

    Where is his house at?
    That is where my mail goes to.

    When prepositions act as adverbials or particles, which means that they contribute meaning, they can be used at the end of a sentence.

    We have much to be thankful for.
    Their phone number was easy to look up.

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