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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 08:09 PM
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5. Here's another little known fact. It is impossible to end a sentence with a preposition.
Why, you ask? Because if it comes at the end of a sentence, it is a postposition. Students of the German language will forcibly agree.


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  - Here's another little known fact. It is impossible to end a sentence with a preposition.  dimbear   Mar-12-11 08:09 PM   #5 
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                                      - The distinction between language and dialect isn't so clear to me.  dimbear   Mar-15-11 08:01 PM   #17 
                                         - People argue endlessly about dialect vs. language.  Lionel Mandrake   Mar-15-11 09:56 PM   #18 
 

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