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Cách xử lý khi giới từ đi lộn chỗ – Dangling Prepositions

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“Never end a sentence with a preposition!” We have almost all heard that rule, but it is not as carved in stone as it sounds.

Sometimes a preposition at the end of the sentence is really a problem. Sometimes it is not. If it is, there are several ways to fix it.

  • It is fine – just leave it (unless your English teacher has a big problem with prepositions at end of sentences, in which case try completely rearranging the sentence).

    What are you looking at? – That really is okay.
    At what are you looking? – Sounds awkward. No one speaks like that, not even English teachers.

    What are these cookies made of? – Okay. You could leave it like this.
    What are the ingredients in these cookies? – Better

    A teacher is a person most children look up to. – Okay. You could leave it like this.
    A teacher is a person to whom most children look up. – A bit awkward. This might impress your teacher, but people do not talk like this.
    Most children look up to a teacher. – Completely rewritten.

  • It really is not a problem because it is an idiomatic (two-word) verb.

    What time should I pick you up? – Okay because pick up is an idiomatic/two-word verb.

  • Move the phrase.

    What time should we wake up at? – Nope
    At what time should we wake up? – Much better

  • Rearrange the prepositional phrase.

    Colored pencils are my favorite tools to draw with. – Not terrible
    Colored pencils are my favorite tools with which to draw. – Preferable

  • Just leave it off. Sometimes people add unnecessary prepositions to the end of a sentence.

    Where is your hometown at? – You don’t need at.
    Where is your hometown? – Much better.

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