Re: Ending a sentence with a preposition (#897726) -Reply

Subject: Re: Ending a sentence with a preposition (#897726) -Reply
From: Mike Bygrave <bygravem -at- INTUITIVE -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 10:10:35 +-100

Sorry, can't resist this.

Although Fowler is undeniably a god of the English language, you have to be a little suspicious of someone who, when discussing English grammar, can come up with a sentence as long as the one Bill qouted.

The man clearly breathes through his ears.

Mike Bygrave (bygravem -at- intuitive -dot- co -dot- uk)
Standard disclaimer - Please don't sue me
1966 was a great year for English football - Cantona was born

>Fowler says: "Those who lay
>down the universal principle that final prepositions are 'inelegant'
>are unconsciously trying to deprive the English language of a
>valuable idiomatic resource, which has been used freely by all our
>greatest writers except those whose instinct for English idiom has
>been overpowered by notions of correctness derived from Latin

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