The Writing's on the Walls (Was: Re: On the subjectofWickedWomen)
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".
> 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
> 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 E. Gray
> israfel at eircom.net
> "I feel that if a character cannot communicate, the very least he can do
> to shut up!"
> --Tom Lehrer
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