The Anti-Preposition Rule Is a Myth?


Health Editor’s Note:  As we move through our grammar studies to learn our wonderful English language, we are given rules to remember and use.  As it turns out, some of those rules are not necessarily carved in stone….Carol

Is It Always Wrong to End a Sentence With a Preposition?

By Kimberly Anne Bussing

In school, you were taught that the rules of grammar should never be violated: use apostrophes to connote possession, join two ideas using a semicolon, and never end a sentence with a preposition.

Unlike apostrophe usage, however, sticking closely to the preposition rule can sometimes make sentences clunky or confusing. The truth is that including a preposition at the end of a sentence is not always bad grammar. In fact, the anti-preposition rule is largely a myth.

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