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Chapter 10. Prepositions > Ending a sentence with a preposition

Ending a sentence with a preposition

Formal English states that you cannot end a sentence with a preposition. Because English has become less formal over the years, it’s acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition in some circumstances.

When writing informal documents, you can generally end with a preposition, especially if the sentence becomes awkward when moving the preposition. In some cases, such as “Let’s move on” and “Look up,” it is nearly impossible to move the preposition so it is not at the end of the sentence.


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