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Iwana



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:43 pm    Post subject: let nobody in or let in nobody Reply with quote

Dear teachers

Can I say "let in nobody" instead of "let nobody in" ?

For example.
Can I say "Snow White promised to let in nobody",
instead of "Snow White promised to let nobody in" ?

I need your help.

Sincerely,

Iwana
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dabro



Joined: 10 Oct 2005
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Location: California, USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: let nobody in or let in nobody Reply with quote

Iwana wrote:
Dear teachers

Can I say "let in nobody" instead of "let nobody in" ?

For example.
Can I say "Snow White promised to let in nobody",
instead of "Snow White promised to let nobody in" ?

I need your help.

Sincerely,

Iwana


Hello, Iwana.

Those who prescribe not ending a sentence with a preposition would prefer, "Snow White promised to let in nobody", but "Snow White promised to let nobody in" is acceptable in spoken English.
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Iwana



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:02 pm    Post subject: Thank you very much, David. Reply with quote

Thank you very much, David.

Now I fully understand.
You are always a great help.

Sincerely,

Iwana
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christina_nguyen



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the TV show EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, Raymond's mother yelled at him when he said, "I'm happy where I'm at."

So what should he say to avoid ending the sentence with a preposition?
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Lorikeet



Joined: 08 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

christina_nguyen wrote:
In the TV show EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, Raymond's mother yelled at him when he said, "I'm happy where I'm at."

So what should he say to avoid ending the sentence with a preposition?


I'm happy where I am. (depending on the meaning)
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christina_nguyen



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet wrote:
christina_nguyen wrote:
In the TV show EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, Raymond's mother yelled at him when he said, "I'm happy where I'm at."

So what should he say to avoid ending the sentence with a preposition?


I'm happy where I am. (depending on the meaning)



Raymond said that he was happy because he got a job and a nice family.
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