English wasn’t my best subject. Let’s just get that out in the open. I was always more of a math and science guy.
For the longest time, I thought it was technically wrong to end a sentence on a preposition ie to, for, on, about, over, under, around, through.
Don’t judge ; )
I thought the actual correct way was to move it to the front of the sentence, and that anyone who ended a sentence with a preposition (everyone) was technically wrong but it was acceptable, like:
How long is he there for?———————>
For how long is he there?
Which place are you going to?————>
To which place are you going?
Well, thank God for the Internet. A quick searchy search taught me that ending sentences with prepositions is just fine. I must have missed that day in Junior High.
And doing it the other way, though acceptable, is actually considered Overly Formal. See?
And no joke, I was in the middle of a concerted effort to speak the overly formal way, thinking it was the only correct way.
But me? I prefer being casual ; )
In this site, it has a prepositional joke courtesy of reddit.com:
A snobbish English teacher was sitting in an Atlanta airport coffee shop waiting for her flight back to Connecticut, when a friendly Southern gal sat down next to her.
‘Where y’all goin’ to?’ asked the Southern gal.
Turning her nose in the air, the snob replied ‘I don’t answer people who end their sentences with prepositions’.
The Southern gal thought a moment, and tried again. ‘Where y’all goin’ to, bitch?’