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    A sentence ending in a preposition and its meaning

    Hello everybody!

    The company makes products that noone knows what to do with = The company makes products with which noone knows what to do = The company makes products, and noone knows what to do with the products.

    This is the sentence I heard on TV yesterday.

    Do you agree with me?

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    Re: A sentence ending in propositions and its meaning

    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A sentence ending in a preposition and its meaning

    Please note my correction to your thread title.

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    Re: A sentence ending in a preposition and its meaning

    The company makes products that none knows what to do with.

    This is a strange sentence if it is about a fact. Would a company make a product and just let customers figure out what to do with it?
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    No, if people didn't know what to do with the product that company wouldn't have customers.

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    Re: A sentence ending in a preposition and its meaning

    When Apple released the iPad, they were offering a product that no-one knew what to do with. Previous tablet computers had flopped. Apple took quite a risk developing a product with no apparent market, but it paid off pretty well.

    OP: note my spelling of no-one. It's often spelled noone as you did, but I recommend the hyphenated version for clarity. The New Yorker magazine (which sticks to its own arcane standards) may still spell it no÷ne. While I applaud their eccentricity, I don't recommend that spelling.
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    Re: A sentence ending in a preposition and its meaning

    I usually see it spelled "no one". "noone" looks strange to me (and my spellchecker doesn't like it).
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