Dangling prepositions and phrasal verbs.
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 18, 2004, 5:19|
I've heard a disturbing number of Englishers claim that sentences like "I'm
going out" are not kosher, on account of violating the ban on free-floating
prepositions. Am I to understand that schools in the anglophone world do take
the trouble to teach student not to end sentences with prepositions, but not to
actually tell prepositions apart from the particles of phrasal verbs?!? Or are
people just being selectively resistant to education?