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    Preposition at the end of sentence

    (1) "...the precarious situation [country X] finds itself in."

    (2) "...the precarious situation in which [country X] finds itself."

    Which sentence do you suggest that we learners use? Why?


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    Re: Preposition at the end of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (1) "...the precarious situation [country X] finds itself in."
    (2) "...the precarious situation in which [country X] finds itself."

    Which sentence do you suggest that we learners use? Why?.
    I suggest that people learning English as a a second/foreign language use #1, because that is what most native speakers say and, usually, write.

    You, Parser, should use #2, because you like to speak and write in the way that rather formal teachers prefer. I would write #2, and possibly say it in a formal speech, because I am old and old-fashioned.

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    Re: Preposition at the end of sentence

    As we all know, prepositions are not to be used for ending sentences with

    The second is correct, but you hear the first a lot.

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    Re: Preposition at the end of sentence

    Thank you very much, Moderator 5jj and Member Waflob.

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