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    Question Wh questions and prepositions


    I am having a hard time explaining to my students when they should keep a preposition at the end of a question. For example:

    Mike is from Boston.
    Where is Mike from?

    George is in the kitchen.
    Where is George? (Definitely not Where is George in?-but why?)

    Other examples:

    John arrived at noon.
    When did John arrive? (no preposition)

    Alice waited for Sally.
    Whom did Alice wait for? (here we keep the preposition. Why?)

    Thanks so much!


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    Re: Wh questions and prepositions

    On its own, where? means in/at/to which place? These prepositions are there not necessary before the word. Other prepositions are.

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