Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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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