Why Merriam-Webster says it's OK to end a sentence in a preposition

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Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster found itself in hot water recently after weighing in on an age-old grammatical debate.

In an Instagram post, Merriam-Webster said it is “permissible” for people speaking English to end sentences with prepositions, and there is “no reason” to assume this is wrong.

The assertion seemed to touch a nerve with the dictionary’s followers, leaving many divided on the issue in the comments section.

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For a lot of people, ending a sentence with a preposition — connecting words such as “to,” “with” or “of” — seems grammatically improper. But Merriam-Webster editor Peter Sokolowski says using prepositions this way is part

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