The Writing's on the Walls (Was: Re: On the subjectofWickedWomen)

Anna Skarzynska theania at freeuk.com
Tue May 29 18:50:37 EDT 2001


It might have been Churchill who said that "hanging preposition are a thing
up with which one should not put".
Ania
> Philip said...
> >
> > Rebecca Ganetzky:
> >
> > > Always remember, prepositions are not things to end sentences with.
> >
> > Why do people always go on about sentences?  Is a preposition something
to
> end a
> > clause with in the middle of a sentence?
>
> Which reminds me...
>
>     I lately lost a preposition
>     It hid, I think, beneath my chair
>     And angrily I cried, "Perdition!
>     Up from out of in under there!"
>
>     Now, correctness is my vade mecum
>     And straggling phrases I abhor
>     But still I wonder, what should he come
>     Up from out of in under for?
>
> Sorry, can't remember who wrote this - but see if you can get more
> prepositions onto the end of a sentence than that!
>
> Until the sky falls on our heads...
>
> Dorian.
> --
> Dorian E. Gray
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>
> "I feel that if a character cannot communicate, the very least he can do
is
> to shut up!"
> --Tom Lehrer
>
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