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I just ended a sentence with a preposition ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Clever username, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, clever.

    You are now German.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't understand this thread. Is biatches a preposition?
  3. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Ending a sentence with a preposition. Man, you're lucky some copy editor doesn't sneak up and shiv you.
  4. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    I always thought “biatches” were “atches” that swung both ways.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Can't we get Congress to pass a law allowing this?
  6. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    They probably wouldn't go for a law, but maybe a non-binding resolution.
  7. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Oh sorry. I meant in a story I was writing. Of what was I thinking?
  8. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    It's not as bad as ending the first line of a 2-deck hed with a preposition. I mean, you can skim over sentences in a story, but everyone reads headlines. We look like idiots when we dangle a preposition in the middle of a headline.
    Oh, excuse me. My sarcasm is dripping onto my keyboard.
  9. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    It's a sentence structure I'm down with. But the habit is hard to break from.

    YHS, etc
  10. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    As much as I want to end a sentence in a preposition and finally get past my OC disorder, I haven't been able to pull the trigger yet. I'll keep the board posted.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Word up.
  12. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I've done it plenty, but sometimes I still feel like I need a bleach shower after I do it.
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