Ending sentences with prepositions

Ending sentences with prepositions


There are four main types of situations in which it is more natural to end a sentence or clause with a preposition –

E.g.

She enjoys being looked after.

Or, He hates being the last one in.

Prepositions can also be used to end relative clauses.

E.g.

They were convinced of the work that they are taking on.

Or, There was so much stress she was under.

Another use of prepositions at the end of sentences will be after infinitives.

E.g.

Thomas has no friend to play with.

Or, What kind of classical music are in interested in?

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below

1.
a. As they were unable to pay the mortgage of the house, it had to be sold off.
b. As they were unable to pay the mortgage of the house, it had to be sold up.

View Answer / Hide Answer

ANSWER: a. As they were unable to pay the mortgage of the house, it had to be sold off.



2.
a. Mr Gupta wondered where the little puppy had come from.
b. Mr Gupta wondered where the little puppy had come for.

View Answer / Hide Answer

ANSWER: a. Mr Gupta wondered where the little puppy had come from.



3.
a. Who were you talking to?
b. Who were you talking with?

View Answer / Hide Answer

ANSWER: a. Who were you talking to?



4.
a. Martin consoled Brenda that there was nothing she should be frightened from.
b. Martin consoled Brenda that there was nothing she should be frightened of.

View Answer / Hide Answer

ANSWER: b. Martin consoled Brenda that there was nothing she should be frightened of.



5.
a. The India versus England cricket match was rained off.
b. The India versus England cricket match was rained of.

View Answer / Hide Answer

ANSWER: a. The India versus England cricket match was rained off.


Post your comment

You may like