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  1. outofdejavu's Avatar
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    #1

    Cool To rewrite /I cut it with a knife/

    I cut it with a knife.

    Which is the proper rewrite?

    a) I used a knife to cut it.
    b) I used a knife to cut it with.

    Should with be attached to the end of the sentence?

    I vote for (a), but another person votes for (b). I don't think I'm wrong, but I'm not a native speaker of English, so I need a native speaker or two to comment on this. Thank you.



    Regards,

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    #2

    Re: To rewrite /I cut it with a knife/

    Quote Originally Posted by outofdejavu View Post
    I cut it with a knife.

    Which is the proper rewrite?

    a) I used a knife to cut it.
    b) I used a knife to cut it with.

    Should with be attached to the end of the sentence?

    I vote for (a), but another person votes for (b). I don't think I'm wrong, but I'm not a native speaker of English, so I need a native speaker or two to comment on this. Thank you.

    Regards,
    Both are used, I much prefer a).

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