If you’re like me, you were taught growing up that you should never end a sentence with a preposition. Maybe you’ve also found yourself in a situation where you tried really hard to re-write a sentence so that it did not end with a dreaded preposition, but the result sounded weird and was barely comprehendible. Can anyone relate?
Well, you might be shocked to learn that you may end a sentence with a preposition. (I hear the gasps of disbelief and outraged cries from here.) Before you decide I’ve lost my mind, and all sense of grammar, please check out the articles below.
Prepositions, Ending a Sentence With by Merriam-Webster.com
Ending Sentences with Prepositions by OxfordDictionaries.com
Can you end a sentence with a preposition? by Catherine Soanes (Oxford Dictionaries blog)
Ending a Sentence with a Preposition: Is it ever OK to end a sentence with a preposition? by Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl)
Warning, many people still believe that a sentence should not end with a preposition. Use wisdom when applying your newfound freedom.