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Originally Posted By: FaldageOriginally Posted By: PastorVonSo?! And Churchhill ended one with a preposition.
A) It wasn't a preposition; it was the particle of a phrasal verb.
2) He was being facetious
Ů) It probably wasn't even Churchill.
Are you saying it was a biographer or urban myth that puts the clause "up with which I will not put" in Churchill's mouth? (which is presumably the one in question).
And wasn't the whole point that he was deliberately NOT ending the sentence with the preposition "with" but with the verb 'put' in order to show that not only is it quite appropriate to end a sentence with a proposition, it is sometimes in fact silly not to end the sentence with it?
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