Author Topic: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition  (Read 1161 times)

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2017, 06:48:44 PM »
What if I want to be a pendant?
Then you'll hang, stranger! :stetson:
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline SGOS (OP)

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2017, 07:14:21 PM »
Pedant?  Or did I walk myself into a joke?

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2017, 07:16:14 PM »
Pedant?  Or did I walk myself into a joke?
Are you late or just stringing us along?
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Sorginak

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2017, 07:22:34 PM »
Then you'll hang, stranger! :stetson:

So long as I'm hanging with the best. 

Offline SGOS (OP)

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2017, 07:29:52 PM »
Are you late or just stringing us along?
OK, now I get it.  Good one.  Thanks for the help.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2017, 04:57:59 AM »
I ignore the rule.  It is one of the things I will put up with.

Language is not static.  It serves a purpose of a time.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2017, 06:54:16 PM »
There is no such rule about ending sentences with a preposition:


https://www.thoughtco.com/is-it-wrong-to-end-a-sentence-with-a-preposition-1691034


My last sentence ended with parole...
God Not Found
"Never criticize someone unless you've walked a mile in his shoes. Then when you criticize him at least you'll be a mile away - and you'll have his shoes."
Ray Magliozzi
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted at all."

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2017, 07:41:46 PM »

My last sentence ended with parole...
My case was dropped. None of the witnesses would testify.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline aitm

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2017, 08:32:15 PM »
My case was dropped. None of the witnesses would testify.
I've seen a picture of you...neither would I
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Offline SGOS (OP)

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2017, 09:44:11 PM »
There is no such rule about ending sentences with a preposition:
https://www.thoughtco.com/is-it-wrong-to-end-a-sentence-with-a-preposition-1691034
Ha!  There it is, just as I thought.  Of course some will still argue it's wrong, because well, it's wrong, Goddamit.


Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2017, 07:10:40 AM »
I've seen a picture of you...neither would I
Aw, shucks.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2017, 11:01:39 PM »
Oh, the grammar Nazis of the world will go all nuts like republicans and tax cuts for the rich..and by GAWD I'll end sentences with prepositional phrases any goddamn time I like and while we're at it I'll use run on sentences just as if they were on sale at Walmart for 90% off retail! 
All hail my new signature!

Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline Sorginak

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2017, 11:02:36 PM »
Oh, the grammar Nazis of the world will go all nuts like republicans and tax cuts for the rich..and by GAWD I'll end sentences with prepositional phrases any goddamn time I like and while we're at it I'll use run on sentences just as if they were on sale at Walmart for 90% off retail!

Yet there was nothing wrong with your grammar. 

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2017, 06:15:46 AM »
Oh, the grammar Nazis of the world will go all nuts like republicans and tax cuts for the rich..and by GAWD I'll end sentences with prepositional phrases any goddamn time I like and while we're at it I'll use run on sentences just as if they were on sale at Walmart for 90% off retail! 
Don't get me involved in this.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Atheon

Re: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2017, 01:53:47 PM »
You can not end a sentence with with...
This is a rule up with which I will not put.
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." - Seneca