kdorian (kdorian) wrote in metaquotes,
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The proscription against using prepositions at the ends of sentences was an invention by an eighteenth century amateur linguist who thought English should conform to the rules of Latin, in which one cannot use a preposition at the end of a sentence. That's also where the "don't split your infinitives" rule comes from. Unfortunately, it turns out that English is not, in fact, Latin.

fachverwirrt rails against foolish grammar rules here.
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