Many of us have heard that age-old grammar myth. It’s wrong. 🙅
Despite what many teachers, Grammar Nazis, pedants, purists, and prescriptivists claim, it is acceptable to end sentences with prepositions. In some cases, a preposition might be the most natural word to end a sentence with. (See what we did there? 😏)
People who allow this myth to perpetuate would insist that the following sentences are incorrect:
To avoid ending the above sentences with prepositions, they would undoubtedly rewrite them in the following way:
Although the revised versions are perfectly correct, they sound rigid, unnatural, and … pedantic. The first three examples (which end with prepositions) are much more natural.
Those who make a show of exposing and condemning sentences that end with prepositions should bear in mind that they will likely become the butt of many jokes, as in the following examples:
There are many things to worry about when it comes to English grammar. Ending a sentence with a preposition isn’t one of them. 👌