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    I find it very annoying when people use the word "At" at the end of a phrase such as: "Where is it at?". Is that incorrect?

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    #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianaP View Post
    I find it very annoying when people use the word "At" at the end of a phrase such as: "Where is it at?". Is that incorrect?
    Welcome to the forums DianaP. Yes, it is incorrect.

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    Thank you for your answer bhaisahab.
    I remember in one of my English classes when I was in high school. My teacher told me that it was wrong. It has been such a long time, I cannot remember why.

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    #4

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    It's just not needed.

    Where is it? It is where?
    Where are you? You are where?

    It makes me batty too, but I wouldn't call it slang. The same people who say "I seen it!" tend to say it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

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    I know how to conjugate verbs, but I would say in conversation (e.g.) "Where's the party at?"

    Sure it's logically unnecessary, but I don't think it's grammatically incorrect.

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    Ah, Dave, I have to tell you, you may as well scrape your nails down a blackboard as say that to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    It's all what you're used to. I've heard people say "Are you coming with?" and that grates.

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    #8

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    Here is an old joke from the sixties:

    One of the first black students at Princeton University (you may use any snobbish university here) stops an upperclassman on the campus and asks, "Excuse me, where is the library at?"

    The upperclassman replies, "Young man, this is Princeton, and at Princeton we don't end our sentences with prepositions."

    The young man says, "Oh, I'm sorry. Could you please tell me where the library is at, a**hole."

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    #9

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    I remember when my husband asked me: What time are you finished at? It took a while for me to get it.. after two weeks he's got his answer.

    I think English as a live language have to evolved. It means for me the native speaking person will make many grammer mistakes which could develop into another grammer rule
    Grammer rules are not creating the language. The language is a creator of grammer rules.
    Don't let yourself down because of grammer mistakes it is only a sign the language is healty.
    Thanks everyone on this webside, it helps me to UNDERSTAND
    Šárka

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSmy View Post
    I remember when my husband asked me: What time are you finished at? It took a while for me to get it.. after two weeks he's got his answer.

    I think English as a live language have to evolved. It means for me the native speaking person will make many grammer mistakes which could develop into another grammer rule
    Grammer rules are not creating the language. The language is a creator of grammer rules.
    Don't let yourself down because of grammer mistakes it is only a sign the language is healty.
    Thanks everyone on this webside, it helps me to UNDERSTAND
    Šárka
    SSmy,

    You understand much better than most people.
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