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    Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    Which grammatical rule does the underlined sentece below use to make the proposition to be at the end of the sentence?


    "These are some common factors to consider when choosing levels to trade from are listed below"
    Last edited by Darryus; 31-Jul-2016 at 09:28. Reason: To make it more correct

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    Re: Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    There is no rule as such. The end-position is natural and normal.
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    Re: Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Darryus View Post
    "These are some common factors to consider when choosing levels to trade from are listed below"
    The sentence you've quoted isn't grammatical. Can you see why?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    That is something up with which I will not put.

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    Re: Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    You are the sort of person, konungursvia, along with whom I cannot get.

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    Re: Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    There is no rule as such. The end-position is natural and normal.
    And rewriting to move it from end-position is likely to result in something unnatural.

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    Re: Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Darryus View Post
    Which grammatical rule does the underlined sentece below use to make the proposition to be at the end of the sentence?


    "These are some common factors to consider when choosing levels to trade from are listed below"
    There is no rule that you can't put the preposition at the end of the sentence, although many English teachers insist that it's a problem. The only rule I'd follow for this is, would the sentence sound awkward if you didn't put the preposition at the end?

    In your example, if we didn't put the preposition at the end, the sentence would read, "These are some common factors to consider when choosing levels from which to trade." (The red part is incorrect because you repeat are.)

    Think of the difference between "It's nothing to worry about," and "It's nothing about which to worry." Which sentence sounds less awkward?

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    Re: Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    And most of the English teachers who insisted on the rule died a long time ago. Winston Churchill was laughing at the so-called rule fifty years ago.

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    Re: Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    And you can end a sentence with five prepositions (or eight if you're not too pedantic about 'Down Under' being a proper noun).

    "Why did you bring that book that I don’t like to be read to out of up for?"
    "Why did you bring that book that I don’t like to be read to out of about Down Under up for?"

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    Re: Placing the preposition at the end of a sentence

    Not if it begins with why.
    I am not a teacher.

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