Saw this on Grammarly and it made me laugh.
Don’t know about rules in Egyptian hieroglyphs but if English happens to be your language of choice, then know that ending sentences with words like with, by, on, in, at, to, or about is, contrary to popular belief, not grammatically incorrect.
There are numerous myths relating to grammatical dos and don’ts, many of which were drummed into us at school. The one that stubbornly refuses to budge from my mind is the diktat ‘never begin a sentence with a conjunction such as and or but’. And why not, pray?
Some of these groundless rules (termed ‘fetishes’ by Henry Fowler in 1926) have a long history. Back in the 17th and 18th centuries, some notable writers (aka Latin-obsessed 17th century introverts) tried to make English grammar conform to that of Latin – hence the veto on split infinitives and also the ruling against the ending of a sentence with a preposition (also called stranding or deferring a preposition).
These and other language myths are amazingly persistent…
One less concern for someone like me who has been known to mess up his grammar now and then. Prepositional primer here and a little prepositional humor below.
A snobbish English teacher was sitting in an Atlanta airport coffee shop waiting for her flight back to Connecticut, when a friendly Southern belle sat down next to her.
‘Where y’all goin’ to?’ asked the Southern belle.
Turning her nose in the air, the snob replied ‘I don’t answer people who end their sentences with prepositions’.
The Southern belle thought a moment, and tried again. ‘Where y’all goin’ to, bitch?’
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