Message from discussion OT - Ending Sentences With Prepositions
From: SFJason <sfjay...@aol.com>
Subject: Re: OT - Ending Sentences With Prepositions
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:36:19 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 16, 10:23 pm, Effet de Papillon <newsgroupss...@gmail.com>
> On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 03:31:45 GMT, chas...@nospam.net wrote:
> >On 14-Mar-2008, Mare <lam...@charter.net> wrote:
> >[okay, grammar police,
> >> I ended with a preposition, but let's just keep it between you and I,
> >> 'kay? ?;^)].
> >I had heard somewhere, very recently, that what we think about prepositions
> >and their proper (or improper) use at the end of sentences may not be what
> >we think! For anyone who's interested, here's one link about it:
> >I think it's fine, even if it's something not everyone can agree on.
> Well, the informal rule I use is if the sentence-ending preposition
> can be dropped without changing the meaning of the sentence, then you
> shouldn't use it because it's probably superfluous. I got no problem
> with you ending your sentence with a preposition, but I do got a
> problem with the "agree on" construction. I would prefer "agree upon".
> Debbie "but that's just I"