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    #1

    I want to give you the pen which I wrote the letter with.


    Are all these sentences correct ?

    1. I want to give you the pen with which I wrote the letter.
    2. I want to give you the pen which I wrote the letter with.
    3. I want to give you the pen I wrote the letter witih.

    Thank you so much. ^^

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    Re: I want to give you the pen which I wrote the letter with.

    They are all correct, and you can also say 'I want to give you the pen that I wrote the letter with.'
    However, you cannot use "that" instead of "which" in #1.
    Last edited by 2006; 21-Aug-2007 at 05:57. Reason: correct puctuation


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    Re: I want to give you the pen which I wrote the letter with.

    Though all the three are correct, the first construction is preferred. An old rule says a sentence should not end with a preposition.

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    Re: I want to give you the pen which I wrote the letter with.

    Quote Originally Posted by hdrao View Post
    Though all the three are correct, the first construction is preferred. An old rule says a sentence should not end with a preposition.

    Rao
    In my opinion, that rule doesn't have any merit and deserves to be ignored, as it often is.


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    Re: I want to give you the pen which I wrote the letter with.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    In my opinion, that rule doesn't have any merit and deserves to be ignored, as it often is.

    'that rule doesn't have any merit '.it sounds better to say a 'negative' in 'positive'.

    'that rule has no merit'.

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    Re: I want to give you the pen which I wrote the letter with.

    Quote Originally Posted by hdrao View Post
    Though all the three are correct, the first construction is preferred. An old rule says a sentence should not end with a preposition.

    Rao
    Don't use a preposition to end a sentence with.

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