Let’s bust one of the big myths about the right way to write: that you shouldn’t end a sentence with a word like ‘after’, ‘in’, ‘to’, ‘on’, or ‘with’.

Prepositions describe the relationship between the noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. For example, in the sentence below over is the preposition:

His coat was over the chair.”

There are times when it would be impossible to avoid putting the preposition at the end of the sentence without creating a bit of a clunky mess. For example:

What did you put that there for?”

Try writing that sentence without putting for at the end. It sounds a little awkward, doesn’t it?

And this is why the Oxford Dictionary says: “There’s no necessity to ban prepositions from the end of sentences. Ending a sentence with a preposition is a perfectly natural part of the structure of modern English.”

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