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Ending Sentences With Prepositions

 

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"Ending Sentences With Prepositions:
Useful Tips"

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[Series Name: 'English Daily Use' | Book No: 26]

 

 

This Book Covers The Following Topics:

 

A Big Myth
List of Prepositions
Ending a sentence with a preposition – About, Against, At, By, For, From, In, Into, Of, On, Out, To, Upon, With - Example Sentences
When to End a Sentence with a Preposition
Situation – 01 - Interrogative Sentences
Situation – 02 - Passive Voice Sentences
Situation – 03 - Infinitive Structures
Situation – 04 - Relative Clauses
Situation – 05 - Phrasal Verbs
How to Avoid Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
Option – 01 - Restructuring the Sentence
Option – 02 - Using a Different Word
Avoid Unnecessary Use of Prepositions
Additional Examples
Exercises: 1(A) and 1(B)
Exercises: 2(A) and 2(B)

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A Big Myth

 

It is said we should avoid ending a sentence with a preposition. A preposition should be placed before a noun or a pronoun. The word preposition expresses “position before” so it is improper to place a preposition at the end! This is, however, not a rule. You can use a preposition to end a sentence with.

 

Here, you will learn when you can use a preposition at the end of a sentence and how you can avoid using a preposition at the end of a sentence.

 

As there is no hard and fast rule regarding use of a preposition at the end of a sentence, so whether you use it or not at the end of a sentence, it is your choice. But as most people avoid ‘excessive’ use of prepositions at the end of sentences, you can follow suit, and may use them only when they give strength to your language.

 

Some words (on, off, over, etc.) may be used as both prepositions and adverbs. However, everyone can’t easily differentiate between preposition and adverb. So, whenever they see these words at the end of sentences, they think that they are prepositions. As most of the people are averse to the idea of using prepositions at the end of sentences, they even don’t use these words as adverbs at the end of sentences.

 

Actually, it is a myth that you shouldn’t use preposition at the end of a sentence. Using a preposition at the end of a sentence is not grammatically incorrect. You can end your sentences with prepositions. Sometimes, using preposition at the end of a sentence seems better than using it in the middle or beginning of a sentence.

 

 

Ending Sentences With Preposition

Some common prepositions and sentences ending with them:

 

Ending Sentences with Preposition - ABOUT

An ad agency's job is to take a brand to consumers and communicate the proposition well to them, so that they understand what the brand is all about.

Could you tell me what he was on about?

For last 5 years, he has been part of the corruption in our country that we are angry about.

Governor said even clerical staff could easily address some of the complaints that students were approaching him about.

He warned her against commenting on things he is not authorized to speak about.

Her success is all everybody in the town is talking about.

How did the company come about?

How did this all come about?

I decided to leave my career, and concentrate my energies in an area which I was passionate about.

I do not know which video you are talking about.

Intimate details of his life have been flung about.

There are many healthcare centers worth talking about.

This is the player I told you about.

This is what the fight is about.

What are all these girls doing about?

What are you getting upset about?

What are you thinking about?

What did you want to read about?

What do they want to talk about?

What if there was a stash of cash somewhere with your name on it, that you didn't know about?

What is he so angry about?

What is she so anxious about?

What is the quarrel about?

What is this book about?

What language is it about?

What sort of thing are you talking about?

What was all that about?

What were his teachers so worried about?

What your project is really about?

When did this idea come about?

     

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