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Subject:A Preposition *WHERE*? From:Beth Jankowski <bjj -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 18 Mar 1996 17:00:31 GMT
Tim Altom wrote:
>Paranthetically, there is no rule banning ending sentences with
>prepositions. That's a holdover in common mythology from the early
>insistence on making English grammar parallel that of the Latin. The ?rules"
>I'm constantly referring to (often with other terms) are actually
>conventions. We break conventions at our peril, because we run the risk of
>not being understood. And that's a maximal sin in our business.
A book that I highly recommend for all writers, _Write Tight_, was the
first source I found that *gave permission* to end a sentence with a
preposition. I agree with this, as long as it is used sparingly. I
just gag when I come across "to which" in documentation since it comes
across as stuffy and formal, and interrups the flow.
Anyone with other opinions, views, sources on this topic?