Flashcards on Dangling Prepositions

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What is a Dangling Preposition?

A dangling preposition is a preposition that appears at the end of a sentence and is not followed by an object.

What is an example of a Dangling Preposition?

She is the person I am talking to. (The correct sentence would be 'She is the person to whom I am talking.')

Why should you avoid using Dangling Prepositions?

Using Dangling Prepositions can make your writing unclear and confusing.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'He had no one to talk to.'

He had no one with whom to talk.

Is it always wrong to end a sentence with a preposition?

No, it is not always wrong to end a sentence with a preposition. However, it is best to avoid it when possible.

What are some common prepositions?

Some common prepositions are: about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, but, by, concerning, considering, despite, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, of, off, on, onto, out, outside, over, past, regarding, round, since, through, throughout, till, to, toward, under, underneath, until, unto, up, upon, with, within, without.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'Where are you going to?'

Where are you going?

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'He was the person I was looking for.'

He was the person for whom I was looking.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'This is the house I grew up in.'

This is the house in which I grew up.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'This is the book I was telling you about.'

This is the book about which I was telling you.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'Who is he going to the party with?'

With whom is he going to the party?

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'There is no one I would rather be with.'

There is no one with whom I would rather be.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'What are you talking about?'

About what are you talking?

What is the best way to check if your sentence has a Dangling Preposition?

The best way to check if your sentence has a Dangling Preposition is to make sure that your prepositions are followed by an object or noun.

Why do Dangling Prepositions occur?

Dangling Prepositions occur when writers are not paying attention to the specific structure of their sentences.

What is the difference between a Dangling Preposition and a Prepositional Phrase?

A Dangling Preposition is a preposition that has no object or noun to follow it, while a Prepositional Phrase consists of a preposition and its object or noun.

What is a Dangling Preposition?

A dangling preposition is a preposition that appears at the end of a sentence and is not followed by an object.

What is an example of a Dangling Preposition?

She is the person I am talking to. (The correct sentence would be 'She is the person to whom I am talking.')

Why should you avoid using Dangling Prepositions?

Using Dangling Prepositions can make your writing unclear and confusing.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'He had no one to talk to.'

He had no one with whom to talk.

Is it always wrong to end a sentence with a preposition?

No, it is not always wrong to end a sentence with a preposition. However, it is best to avoid it when possible.

What are some common prepositions?

Some common prepositions are: about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, but, by, concerning, considering, despite, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, of, off, on, onto, out, outside, over, past, regarding, round, since, through, throughout, till, to, toward, under, underneath, until, unto, up, upon, with, within, without.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'Where are you going to?'

Where are you going?

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'He was the person I was looking for.'

He was the person for whom I was looking.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'This is the house I grew up in.'

This is the house in which I grew up.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'This is the book I was telling you about.'

This is the book about which I was telling you.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'Who is he going to the party with?'

With whom is he going to the party?

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'There is no one I would rather be with.'

There is no one with whom I would rather be.

What is the correct way to rewrite the following sentence to avoid a Dangling Preposition? 'What are you talking about?'

About what are you talking?

What is the best way to check if your sentence has a Dangling Preposition?

The best way to check if your sentence has a Dangling Preposition is to make sure that your prepositions are followed by an object or noun.

Why do Dangling Prepositions occur?

Dangling Prepositions occur when writers are not paying attention to the specific structure of their sentences.

What is the difference between a Dangling Preposition and a Prepositional Phrase?

A Dangling Preposition is a preposition that has no object or noun to follow it, while a Prepositional Phrase consists of a preposition and its object or noun.

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