It seems like sometimes it is the easiest way to say something.

Like "Ending sentences with a preposition is not something I am going to put up with."

or "Ending sentences with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put."
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2,652 hits 2.1 (7 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 5 years ago by Electric

Do you think that ending sentences with a preposition is acceptable?
It seems like sometimes it is the easiest way to say something.

Like "Ending sentences with a preposition is not something I am going to put up with."

or "Ending sentences with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put."


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5 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/12 - 2:00:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
language is meant to communicate.. not to get all fuxked up peoples axses about how they use it. i dont understand why people have to be so annoying about it all the time.
5 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/12 - 2:49:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
Language is also a thing of beauty.

When used correctly, it conveys so much more than the simple message contained in the words.

Most of us on YT have English as our mother tongue. We are fortunate that we do. It is a language of depth and beauty and poetry. If only we use it properly.
5 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/12 - 3:01:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
it's obvious that occasionally ending sentences with prepositions is the best way to say something and that occasionally it isn't. rules are meant to be broken, after all
5 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/12 - 3:48:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
I will not put up with ending sentences with a preposition.

You can avoid plenty of grammatical errors by leaving out unnecessary words. That said, there is something to be said for breaking rules and infusing individual style. It's not often these days that by-the-book grammar is imperative, y'know?
5 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/12 - 4:06:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I end mine with punctuation.
5 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/12 - 9:14:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 8/22/12 - 2:49:07 AM DaveW wrote:
Language is also a thing of beauty. When used correctly, it conveys so much more than the simple message contained in the words. Most of us on YT have English as our mother tongue. We are fortunate that we do. It is a language of depth and beauty and poetry. If only we use it properly.


Do you think not ending sentences with prepositions makes English more beautiful?
5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 9/24/12 - 9:35:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's still not OK. Just because you gave a terrible (and I mean really bad) example of a "correct" sentence doesn't deter me from my stance.
5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 9/24/12 - 9:38:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes at.
5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/25/12 - 12:14:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, but I have no objection to ending a sentence with the separable prefix of a verb that uses separable prefixes. Even several in succession are acceptable, as when my son, many years ago, interrupted his bedtime story with "What did you bring this book to read out of in for?"
5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/25/12 - 1:44:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
Only in places where improper grammar is acceptable.
5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/25/12 - 1:50:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
I say whatever I say in the way I think sounds best
I don't pay attention to any rules
5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/25/12 - 2:18:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Problem sentence:
"Ending sentences with a preposition is not something I am going to put up with"

Two solutions.
A. Longer:
"Ending sentences with a preposition is not something I am going to put up with, f*cknut"

B. Shorter:
I am not going to put up with ending sentences with prepositions.

(though I guess technically that still ends with a preposition!)
4 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 4/20/13 - 5:13:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
I fail to see the problem with ending in a proposition, but I'm not a native English speaker.
4 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 4/20/13 - 5:15:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/25/12 - 1:50:08 AM Disappears wrote:
I say whatever I say in the way I think sounds best I don't pay attention to any rules


what sounds best is controlled by lots of social 'rules'



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