[Ads-l] A way to avoid sentence-final prepositions

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 1 18:01:30 EDT 2018


I've been noticing this in speech for at least two or three years, though
the ex. given is especially awful.

Is it actual "avoidance"? Or the inability to construct that kind of
sentence?

(I think again of the undergraduates - and some graduate students - who
couldn't handle "whose" thirty-odd years ago.)

JL

JL

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 5:43 PM William Smith <wh5mith at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> That is the sort of thing up with which I will not put!
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> From: Chris Waigl
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> Well, one way: just delete it. Not a good one.
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> Wall testified that House of Bijan was an exclusive retailer: its clothing
> is only sold in its store and the items are made in Italy by less than two
> dozen companies the retailer has built a relationship.
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