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Just found this...
So the old story of Winston Churchill being the one who identified the
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not ending a sentence in a preposition as "nonsense up with which I
shall not put"
If "to put up with" is regarded as an /infinitive/, then
"which I will not put up with"
"which I will not eat"
become the same construction: "which" is the direct object of a
But you have to avoid the "English is really Latin" mind-set.
/e searches "quotes" file
"I lately lost a preposition;
It fell, I thought, beneath my chair.
And angrily I cried, 'Perdition!
Up from out of under there!'
"Correctness is my vade mecum,
And straggling phrases I abhor;
And yet I wondered, 'What should he come
Up from out of under for?'"
-- Morris Bishop
Dorothy J. Heydt
djheydt at gmail dot com