ERIC Number: EJ581393
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
"Such Bitter Business"--This "Rule" on Prepositions.
Spear, Michael M.
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v53 n4 p77-82 Win 1999
Examines the confusion among writers, teachers, and students regarding the mistaken "rule" that writers must not put prepositions at the end of sentences. Examines what writing handbooks, students, working journalists, writers, and those with a keen interest in the language say about the rule. Outlines the history of this "rule" and offers examples of sentences ending with prepositions. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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