DEAR EDITOR:

When I was growing up, my mother taught her five children to never end a sentence with a preposition and never, never end a sentence with the word “at.” She felt if we did, friends and neighbors would think we weren’t being raised properly.

Lately I’ve noticed several radio and television commentators and some newspaper writers end their sentences with the word “at.” I’m taken back when I hear or read it and wonder if their parents ever stressed proper grammar when they were growing up.

However, maybe I’m behind the times and it may now be grammatically acceptable to say “Where’s it at?” — ugh, I hope not!

Bruce Elton

Marietta

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