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    ending with prepositions?

    I have come across some sentences and sometimes I wonder whether the preposition at the end of the sentences
    are necessary [not those in relative clause like "This is the bag which I put my purse into"].

    E.g. Furniture is an uncountable noun as far as I'm aware (of). I have heard some native speakers use of and some drop it.

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    There are lots of activities for you to participate in. This 'in' is kind of necessary, right? Since you participate IN activities.

    Any rules or suggestions how can I be certain when these prepositions are optional and when they are obligatory>?


    thank you so much

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    Re: ending with prepositions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    I have come across some sentences and sometimes I wonder whether the preposition at the end of the sentences
    are necessary [not those in relative clause like "This is the bag which I put my purse into"].

    E.g. Furniture is an uncountable noun as far as I'm aware (of). I have heard some native speakers use of and some drop it.

    E.g. 2
    There are lots of activities for you to participate in. This 'in' is kind of necessary, right? Since you participate IN activities.

    Any rules or suggestions how can I be certain when these prepositions are optional and when they are obligatory>?


    thank you so much
    "... as far as I'm aware of" is entirely incorrect.

    Furniture is an uncountable noun, as far as I'm aware. ("Of" at the end would be wrong.)
    Furniture is the only uncountable noun beginning with "fur" that I am aware of. (Omitting "of" would be wrong.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: ending with prepositions?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Furniture is the only uncountable noun beginning with "fur" that I am aware of.
    Isn't 'fur' uncountable?

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    Re: ending with prepositions?

    Many natives do say things like "Where are you at?" and "Where are you going to?" In those cases, the ending preposition is not necessary.

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    Re: ending with prepositions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Isn't 'fur' uncountable?
    Not if you're a fur trader.

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