So people keep saying ending a sentence with a preposition in English is wrong but only pedants care about it
Is it wrong? I was taught in school it's correct
@flussence Yeah, see, this sentence ends with "of" and I didn't even question it at first
@socks its perfectly cromulent english to my native ear
@socks This source says that ending a sentence with a preposition is allowed. Ultimately, like many official grammar rules, it seems like this idea comes out of a prescriptive attitude towards language (saying how language should be spoken) rather than simply describing how people use their language.
I think at most, enough people know and follow this fake rule though that if you want to be taken seriously in formal settings, then you may want to avoid it anyway.
@animerrillproductions Yeah, that makes sense. Thank you!
@socks I've been told by teachers that it's grammatically incorrect, but every native speaker I know does it all the time. It doesn't actually sound bad or anything, and I've only ever gotten flak for it in school.
@socks It's perfectly fine, because everyone does it all the time and understands exactly what it means, prescriptivists just get mad over it
@socks It's wrong in Latin, not in English.
Emil Socks' personal instance!