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Where the 'No Ending a Sentence With a Preposition' Rule Comes From Options
Daemon
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Where the 'No Ending a Sentence With a Preposition' Rule Comes From

There are thousands of individual rules for proper grammatical use of any given language; mostly, these are created, and then taught, in order to maximize understanding and minimize confusion. But the English language prohibition against “preposition ... More...
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Technically, on in What did you step on is not a preposition but rather a particle - component of phrasal verb.
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ChristopherJohnson wrote:
Technically, on in What did you step on is not a preposition but rather a particle - component of phrasal verb.

This is the kind of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put:

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/step+on

Quote:
vb (intr, preposition)
1. to place or press the foot on
2. informal to behave harshly or contemptuously towards
3. (Recreational Drugs) slang to adulterate drugs
4. step on it informal to go more quickly, hurry up

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