Busting a Grammar Myth!

I just learned something interesting today.

Did you know that the old rule about not ending a sentence with a preposition is actually not accurate? Here’s the scoop:

The first writers of the English grammar books used Latin grammar as their model. This fails us because English is not like Latin. In Latin, the prepositions are attached to the words — actually in the front of the words like “inlaid” and “upstairs.” So, in Latin you actually could not place the preposition at the end of a sentence and so from this came the myth that we should also not do this in English.

So…go ahead and let those prepositions dangle to your heart’s content! It’s actually quite liberating not to have to worry about not doing this so as not to set a bad example for the kidlets!

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