WONDER #2230: Where Did the “No Prepositions at the End of a Sentence” Rule Come From?
Question 1 of 3
The “no prepositions at the end of a sentence” rule can be traced back to which famous English writer?
- Stephen King
- John Dryden
- John Milton
- Alexander Hamilton
Question 2 of 3
Historians believe old views about ending sentences with prepositions were influenced by those who were trying to make English grammar more like what other language?
Question 3 of 3
Which of the following sentences is an example of preposition stranding?
- Karen told Hannah that there was nothing about which to be excited.
- To whom were you singing?
- Who were you talking to?
- Seth wondered from where Maggie had come.
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