Dear Doctor Science,

Dear Doctor Science,
Is there a reason for not ending a sentence with a preposition that you can think of?

-- John Mostrom from Seattle, WA

I must admit I don't know where you're coming from. Correct usage in English and Science is something I've devoted my whole life to. Of course, if I say anything you can't understand, it will just become a new hammer you can try to hit me or another expert over the head with. There are plenty of people like you I can't hope to change the mind of. But then, I've dealt with people like you before. People who don't really want to learn, but just hope to find someone they can publicly disagree with. There's little I can say that your type won't find something to object to. But getting back to your question, no, there's really no reason for not ending a sentence with a preposition, at least none I can think of.

-Ask Dr. Science, May 30, 2002



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