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On writing: Winston Churchill

Tony Rossiter explores great words from great writers

Churchill’s comment was written in the margins of an official paper that clumsily avoided ending a sentence with a preposition. In cases like this, the ear is a pretty safe guide. It’s far better to end with a preposition than to construct an ugly sentence that avoids a prepositional ending but grates on the ear.

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