What do you end your sentences with?

by Raydal
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With what do you end your sentences?

Straight From The Editor's Mouth: The Verdict On Ending Sentences With Prepositions - Writer's Circle

-Ray Edwards
#end #sentences
  • Profile picture of the author nmwf
    Totally agree with the video's statement. After writing for so long, I can see real value in breaking a few rules here and there. Breaking a few writing rules adds personality, enhances emphasis, and just plain-makes-sense in some instances. Following rules to the "T" can make writing so boring! And boy! Do I have a few things to say about commas! LoL

    It's a hard line to cross, though, especially when you have editors up your arse who demand an archaic writing style.
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  • Profile picture of the author BudaBrit
    Think of any rules to writing as mere guidelines. So long as your text is easy to understand, clear in its purpose, and full of life, it will be read, digested, and even loved.

    Rigidity is no friend of the writer, whatever field they're in.
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  • All I know is, that gal need something decent to fix her hair. With.

    Lightin' fuses is for blowin' stuff togethah.

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  • Profile picture of the author DJL
    Ay, but it's a slippery slope... next they'll be splitting infinitives and committing every sort of linguistic barbarism!

    None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
    --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Elective Affinities (1809)

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    • Profile picture of the author StingGB
      I remember a great joke about this subject.

      An American high school graduate gets top grades, and wins a place at Oxford University, UK.

      His first day he's walking across the quad, and he sees a group of dons grouped together, talking.

      Excuse me guys, can you tell me where the cloakrooms are at? He asks.

      One on the dons turns to him and replies, Sir, at Oxford we don't finish sentences with a preposition.

      Oh, I'm sorry, says the graduate. Can you tell me where the cloakrooms are at, asshole?
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