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?

  1. Stephen King
  2. John Dryden
  3. John Milton
  4. 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?

  1. French
  2. Russian
  3. Latin
  4. Spanish

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following sentences is an example of preposition stranding?

  1. Karen told Hannah that there was nothing about which to be excited.
  2. To whom were you singing?
  3. Who were you talking to?
  4. Seth wondered from where Maggie had come.

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