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    Ending sentences with propostions

    I read in a grammar book, Churchill once said,"Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with I shall not put."

    The book didn't clarify, at least not in that chapter,the grammatical
    correctnessof the sentence itself. Now I have been wondering if the sentence is somehow correct or if it's wrong to end a sentence with a proposition.

    Is it?

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    Re: Ending sentences with propostions

    Churchill was being ironic. He meant "It ain't." Go for all the final prepositions you can think of.

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    #3

    Re: Ending sentences with propostions

    The "rule" against ending a sentence with a preposition was repealed long ago.

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    Re: Ending sentences with propostions

    Quote Originally Posted by lindatyler View Post
    The book didn't clarify, at least not in that chapter,the grammatical correctness of the sentence itself.
    The sentence is grammatically correct, but is meant to show the ridiculousness of this supposed rule. No one would say this sentence naturally.

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    Re: Ending sentences with propostions

    How to avoid ending your sentence with a preposition - Note: potentially offensive language warning.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: Ending sentences with propostions

    Quote Originally Posted by lindatyler View Post
    "Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put."
    "Which" was missing from the original post.

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    Re: Ending sentences with propostions

    You can also end a sentence with a proposition.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #8

    Re: Ending sentences with propostions

    In my experience, that never works.
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    Re: Ending sentences with propostions

    You must not have gotten down on one knee. Every time I did that, it worked. Unfortunately.

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    #10

    Re: Ending sentences with propostions

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You can also end a sentence with a proposition.
    You can but it's never a good idea to start a relationship with a proposition!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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