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Dear FierceLinguist,

Why do you feel so free to end sentences with prepositions?  Don’t you fear reprisal?

Sincerely,

A Prescriptivist

Dear Prescriptivist,

I’m so glad you asked.  The first book about English grammar was written in Latin, because of course that makes a tremendous amount of sense.  In Latin, you can’t end a sentence with a preposition.  Early grammarians based their rules for English grammar on Latin.  That was stupid, and modern linguists don’t hold with that nonsense.  Also, modern English speakers are mostly unaware of that nonsense.

Sincerely,

FierceLinguist

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