Re: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off

Subject: Re: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Robert Hodgins <ehodgins -at- telusplanet -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:20:43 -0500

Robert Hodgins wrote:
> Could a rationalization be found in the following:
>
> "Turn the monitor around" versus "Turn around the monitor"?

Good suggestion. The Germans' separable verb (or perhaps Mars) wins over
the Latinate preposition! Robert's second form suggests that I make
pirouettes as I pass my body around the stationary monitor.

--Peter (who still strives to avoid using a preposition to end a
sentence up with).
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Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off: From: Nancy Allison
Re: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off: From: Robert Hodgins

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