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February 21, 2017

A preposition is not a word with which one should end a sentence

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:35 am

I recently wrote a blog post, on which I made a serious mistake in grammar when I ended a sentence with a preposition.

One of my readers offered to help me with my grammar.

This made me think about an old episode on the TV show “Beavis and Butt-head”, in which two FBI agents were having a conversation.

The first FBI agent said to his partner: “That’s the trailer they were jacking off in.”

The second FBI agent said: “You know better than to end a sentence with a preposition.”

Beavus and Butthead

Beavis and Butt-head

The first FBI agent then says: “Is that the trailer in which they were jacking off?”

In other words, there are some things that you just can’t write without ending your sentence with a preposition.

Technically this quote is from the movie “Beavis and Butt-Head do America”  based on the TV show.  I especially like the old lady in the movie.