We must stress that the basis for our faith is neither experience nor emotion but the truth as God has given it in verbalized, prepositional form in the Scripture and which we first of all apprehend with our minds.— Francis Schaeffer
Most Powerful Preposition quotations
Preposition: An enormously versatile part of grammar, as in 'What made you pick this book I didn't want to be read to out of up for?'
This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.
Once when the Yankee's Lou Pinella was batting he questioned a Palermo strike call. Pinella demanded, "Where was that pitch at?" Palermo told him that a man wearing Yankee pinstripes in front of 30,000 people should not end a sentence with a preposition. So Pinella, no dummy, said, "OK, where was that pitch at, asshole?"
It is natural and harmless in English to use a preposition to end a sentence with.
The Patriarch Joseph, after agreeing with the Latins that their formula of the Holy Ghost proceeding from the Son meant the same as the Greek formula of the Holy Ghost proceeding through the Son, fell ill and died. An unkind scholar remarked that after muddling his prepositions what else could he decently do?
All the words in the English language are divided into nine great classes.
These classes are called the Parts of Speech. They are Article, Noun, Adjective, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction and Interjection.
I think a sentence is a fine thing to put a preposition at the end of.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
With enough verbs and prepositions,
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
The history of English is full of that, lots of things done with good intentions that 200 years down the road have resulted in a giant mess, where someone's pet peeves - like John Dryden and his hatred of terminal prepositions - could become real standards.
Stronger together is, I think, a preposition and a comparative adjective, but it's not really an action verb or what it is.
If is a very big preposition.
The human understanding, when any preposition has been once laid down.
.. forces everything else to add fresh support and confirmation; and although more cogent and abundant instances may exist to the contrary, yet it either does not observe them or it despises them, or it gets rid of and rejects them by some distinction, with violent and injurious prejudice, rather than sacrifice the authority of its first conclusions.
The breakdown of our language, evident in the misuse, i.
e., the misunderstanding of nouns and adjectives, is most grave, though perhaps not so conspicuous, in the handling of prepositions, those modest little connectives that hold the parts of a phrase or a sentence together. They are the joints of any language, what make it, literally, articulate.
Similarly, although we use prepositional phrases when we write, we apparently don't write more effectively when we can label our language in these ways.
If one loves stories, then one would naturally love the story of the story.
Or the story behind the story, pick your preposition. It does seem to me to be a kind of animal impulse almost, a mammalian curiosity. For a reader to wonder about the autobiography in a fiction may be completely unavoidable and in fact may speak to the success of a particular narrative, though it may also speak to its failure.
A preposition is a word You mustn't end a sentence with!
Prayer or not, I want to believe that, despite all evidence to the contrary, it is possible for anyone to find that one special person. That person to spend Christmas with or grow old with or just to take a nice silly walk in Central Park with. Somebody who wouldn't judge another for the prepositions they dangle, or their run-on sentences, and who in turn wouldn't be judged for the snobbery of their language etymology inclinations.