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    prepositions at the beginning of a question

    Generally prepositions go at the end of the questions but there are some of them which actually start with prepositions, why is that possible? For instance:

    'At what time do you come home?'
    'In which month we are?'

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    Re: prepositions at the beginning of a question

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Generally prepositions go at the end of the questions but there are some of them which actually start with prepositions, why is that possible? For instance:

    'At what time do you come home?'
    'In which month are we?'
    The above are correct English, that's why it's possible.

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    Re: prepositions at the beginning of a question

    At one time in the past, a 'rule was invented that a preposition was something you couldn't end a sentence with. - It would have been necessary to reword that sentence as: At one time in the past, a 'rule' was invented that a preposition was something with which youc ould not end a sentence.

    That 'rule' is now largely ignored, especially in informal conversation. However, in formal writing, some people still obseerve it - which is why your sentences are correct.

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