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    #1

    where...at

    Hi, teachers
    Here go two sentences:
    1\ Where are you?
    2\ Where are you at?(taken from Forrest Gump)
    I think it commom to say 1\.
    In the movie, the actor says 2\ angrily.
    The preposition, at, is used to show us a special feeling of speakers, right?
    And what other prepositions can we use with an adverb, for example, where, in this way?
    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: where...at

    You will remember, of course, that Forrest Gump was a bit retarded.

    Drop the "at."

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    #3

    Re: where...at

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    You will remember, of course, that Forrest Gump was a bit retarded.

    Drop the "at."
    I'm sorry, the words are said by Jenny's father. I should have said so.

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    #4

    Re: where...at

    Then the at was simply emphasis. Where are you AT?


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    #5

    Re: where...at

    [From the script]

    Where you at?
    Jenny! Jenny, where you at?

    Her father is just asking where she is.

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