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Re: Bug#51879: PROPOSAL: package may be maintained by a group

tb@MIT.EDU (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:

> Franklin Belew <frb@balance.wiw.org> writes:
> > The dangling preposition in the last sentence.
> > "the distribution this package is included in" should read
> > "the distribution in which this package is included." 
> Of course, Shakespeare happily ended sentences with prepositions, no
> matter what your gramamr school teacher taught you.  The rule you cite
> was invented by noisome people in the 19th century who thought that
> English shouldn't have any structures that Latin lacks.  (In Latin it
> is in fact prohibited to end sentenced with prepositions.)

     Winston Churchill was once chided for ending a sentence with a
preposition.  He replied, "This is the kind of arrant nonsense up
with which I will not put."

  |_)  _  |_       Robert D. Hilliard    <hilliard@flinet.com>
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