preposition stranding
Definition - When a preposition in a sentence appears to have no object.

Example -
This is the place I told you about.

(In the above, the preposition about is stranded.)



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1. You really should mention that preposition stranding is in fact the norm in English, except among die-hard, ossified prescriptivists. The preposition only "appears" not to have an object. If you added the word it after the preposition — as in
"This is the place I told you about (it)"
— it becomes quite apparent that there are two objects.
(Jack Ognistoff)



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