Merriam-Webster Has Unleashed the Preposition!

Hi it’s Leslie Harris in for Mackay, and Miriam-Webster posted on their Instagram that we can now end our sentences and questions with a preposition.

Of course we all learned in school that we should NEVER do this, but Merriam-Webster’s Instagram post stated,

“It is permissible in English for preposition to be what you end a sentence with. (See what they did there?) The idea that it should be avoided came from writers who were trying to align the language with Latin, but there is no reason to suggest ending a sentence with the preposition is wrong.”

Prepositions include the words to, with, about, upon, for, and of.

I am a fan of using this sparingly, because we often talk this way. For example, I might say, what are you going to write with? Instead of the clunky, ‘with what will you write?’

What do you think of this? Will you be ending your sentences with prepositions? Let us know in the Facebook comments