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Re: preposition

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, March 18, 2001, 2:04
Muke Tever wrote:
> That's not 'from' as a preposition, that's 'from' transferred as part of a > phrasal verb. The preposition modifies the verb; _come_ 'move hither' > doesn't mean anything like _come from_ 'originate').
Maybe, but I suspect that was originally a true preposition (arrive from -> originate in, very minor change in meaning). But, there are a few definite examples of final prepositions: What channel is it on? What store did you buy that at? What did you do that for? Who'd you learn it from? What chapter is the test on? Who'd you get it from? Who'd you buy it for? And even in cases where the preposition is not strictly necessarily, like: Where'd you go to? Where do you live at? -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42