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Ending Sentences with Prepositions

Useful Tips · English Daily Use

by Manik Joshi


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This Book Covers The Following Topics:A Big MythList of PrepositionsEnding a sentence with a preposition – About, Against, At, By, For, From, In, Into, Of, On, Out, To, Upon, With - Example SentencesWhen to End a Sentence with a PrepositionSituation – 01 - Interrogative SentencesSituation – 02 - Passive Voice SentencesSituation – 03 - Infinitive StructuresSituation – 04 - Relative ClausesSituation – 05 - Phrasal VerbsHow to Avoid Ending a Sentence with a PrepositionOption – 01 - Restructuring the SentenceOption – 02 - Using a Different WordAvoid Unnecessary Use of PrepositionsAdditional ExamplesExercises: 1(A) and 1(B)Exercises: 2(A) and 2(B)Sample This:A Big MythIt is said we should avoid ending a sentence with a preposition. A preposition should be placed before a noun or a pronoun. The word preposition expresses "position before" so it is improper to place a preposition at the end! This is, however, not a rule. You can use a preposition to end a sentence with.Here, you will learn when you can use a preposition at the end of a sentence and how you can avoid using a preposition at the end of a sentence.As there is no hard and fast rule regarding use of a preposition at the end of a sentence, so whether you use it or not at the end of a sentence, it is your choice. But as most people avoid 'excessive' use of prepositions at the end of sentences, you can follow suit, and may use them only when they give strength to your language.Some words (on, off, over, etc.) may be used as both prepositions and adverbs. However, everyone can't easily differentiate between preposition and adverb. So, whenever they see these words at the end of sentences, they think that they are prepositions. As most of the people are averse to the idea of using prepositions at the end of sentences, they even don't use these words as adverbs at the end of sentences.Actually, it is a myth that you shouldn't use preposition at the end of a sentence. Using a preposition at the end of a sentence is not grammatically incorrect. You can end your sentences with prepositions. Sometimes, using preposition at the end of a sentence seems better than using it in the middle or beginning of a sentence.Ending a Sentence with a Preposition - ABOUTAn ad agency's job is to take a brand to consumers and communicate the proposition well to them, so that they understand what the brand is all about.Could you tell me what he was on about?For last 5 years, he has been part of the corruption in our country that we are angry about.Governor said even clerical staff could easily address some of the complaints that students were approaching him about.He warned her against commenting on things he is not authorized to speak about.Her success is all everybody in the town is talking about.How did the company come about?How did this all come about?I decided to leave my career, and concentrate my energies in an area which I was passionate about.I do not know which video you are talking about.Intimate details of his life have been flung about.There are many healthcare centers worth talking about.This is the player I told you about.This is what the fight is about.What are all these girls doing about?What are you getting upset about?What are you thinking about?What did you want to read about?What do they want to talk about?

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Manik Joshi
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Manik Joshi (Author)

Manik Joshi Was Born On Jan 26, 1979 At Ranikhet And Is Permanent Resident Of Haldwani, Kumaon Zone Of India. He Is An Internet Marketer By Profession. He Is Interested In Domaining (Business Of Buying And Selling Domain Names), Web Designing (Cre...

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