Although we all use prepositions, many of us have a difficult time identifying them and using them properly. If you think you know your prepositions and how to use them, let's find out if you can ace this quiz.
So what, exactly, is a preposition? A preposition is a word or phrase that is typically used before a noun or pronoun to create an association between the noun or pronoun and the rest of the sentence. Prepositions are used to indicate location, direction, time and space.
But, is it OK to use a preposition at the end of a sentence?
Purists will say that it is never correct to use a preposition at the end of a sentence. We say lighten up. Although it is technically correct to write, "That is a dilemma on which we must meditate," the modern use of prepositions indicates that we should eschew formal rules in favor of sentences that sound more natural. So, it is perfectly acceptable to write, "That is a dilemma we must meditate on." Of course, it's still OK to employ the formal version of prepositions, but especially when writing for a more casual audience, go for substance over style.
Let's find out if you can pick the proper prepositions.
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