Which I would call an outworn myth:
A preposition is a word
You mustn't end a sentence with!
— Berton Braley
English grammar I thought was down pat
But now Shufitz makes me smell a rat.
Prepositions aren't fine
AT the end of a line?
Then tell me, just where is it at?
My favorite is Winston Churchill's famous quote that we all know of (though I must introduce it to my editor, who literally laughs when people end a sentence with a preposition). On the other hand, I found this on the Web, which says Churchill never actually rejected the rule against ending a sentence with a preposition. It says
Does anyone know if Churchill actually said, "Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put."?
We have discussed this before and located this debunking.
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Somehow I missed this. Very interesting, particularly that the Chicago Tribune not only was linked, but apparently blew it!