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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

That's not a Preposition at the end of that sentence.


I’m not worried about ending a sentence with a preposition, because it’s not possible. The word some may think is a preposition at the end of a sentence is actually an adverb. Words can be used as different parts of speech. A word like “ride” can be a noun, a verb, an adjective, depending on use and context. “Google” has become a verb, too. The definition of a preposition is a word that precedes a noun or pronoun to create a phrase that modifies another word in the same sentence. So if a word at the end of a sentence can’t be a preposition by definition, what is it? It is an adverb, because it answers the adverb questions of “when, how, where, in what way, to what extent?” Words aren’t pigeonholed into one part of speech and the preposition has been misused and abused by too many for too long. Stop with the idea that a sentence can or cannot end with a preposition It is not a preposition if it ends a sentence, it is an adverb.

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