Tuesday, May 02, 2017

preposition at the end of a sentence.

Although some readers still believe it, the rule that prohibits ending a sentence with a preposition is a myth. When the preposition is redundant, though, you should leave it out. If your readers are likely to believe that ending a sentence with a preposition is always an error, consider rephrasing to avoid it.

Incorrect:
Where is it at?

Correct:
Where is it?

Controversial:
That’s the building she went into.

Recommended:
That’s the building she entered.

Controversial:
It’s a terrible situation to find yourself in.

Recommended:

It’s a terrible situation in which to find yourself. (More formal)

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