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Is it proper to ever end a sentence in a preposition?
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Joy Ross, from Roseburg, Oregon , asks...
Which of these sentences is correct: I graduated from high school in 1969. or I graduated high school in 1969. Thank you for clearing this up for me. Joy Ross
Anne answers...
It depends on whether you're a purist or not. "I graduated from high school in 1969" is the preferred statement. However, in casual English, "I graduated high school in 1969" is becoming more common and is creeping into dictionaries.
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