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Subject:Re: Prepositions--ending sentences therewith From:John Holland <uunet!robcad!john -at- UUNET -dot- UU -dot- NET> Date:Thu, 15 Dec 1994 13:07:03 +0200
I can't resist contributing the below to this thread. The King James
Version of the Bible, first two editions published in 1611, quotes
Jesus as saying (John 4:32):
I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
That's not the only place in the KJV where a preposition ends a sentence.
But the KJV to the contrary notwithstanding, I don't allow that
practice in my department. And "data" is plural, and infinitives are
not split, and....
Incidentally, with regard to the professionalism of our profession,
I have yet to meet a technical writer in Israel, with mother tongue
English, who knows (or knew before he/she/it met me) what a "split