Language and the wit of Winston Churchill


"Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put." -Winston Churchill For more communication FUN, visit Art of Eloquence.com!

5 comments


  • BeckyJoie

    LOL, I try so hard not to end up with prepopsitions but it is something with which Mainers (I’m a transplant) grow up. LOL. See? It just doesn’t sound right without the preposition at the end sometimes.


  • Kimery

    Never a preposition end with,
    Not such a sentence make!
    Though difficult to write without,
    ’Twill make my grammar teacher quake!


  • jojosblog

    Yes I heard that too. I like that one even better. Perhaps he said it in more than one way? I found this quote recently.


  • Christy S. Lube

    Erm…. the way I heard it, a woman wrote him a letter complaining that he ended a sentence with a preposition in a speech, and his response was “This is the sort of arrogant pedantry up with which I will not put.”


  • jojosblog

    Oh I know. My dd is a grammar snob so I do try hard not to end my sentences with a preposition. However, though I may be able to reword my sentences, I find that many times they sound pompous and since it is now considered OKEY DOKEY to end sentences with a preposition, I often just leave them that way. :D


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