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Autor:  Fran
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Data:  08/OUT/2013 1:21 PM
Assunto:  Question

I would like to understand when and why the "TO" preposition is used in the end of a sentence...

As a general rule do not use "to" while beginning a question or statement in standard English; "to" is a preposition, and we shouldn't start a question with a preposition.

Grammarians advise that we should avoid ending a sentence in a preposition, and that can be true specially in written English.On the other hand, ending a sentence in a preposition is very common in spoken native English and sometimes necessary.

"Where are you going to?" , you can change it to "Where are you going?" But in the question "Where are you from?" the preposition must stay at the end of the question.

Let's talk more about this topic, maybe you could share a few examples where you have questions whether or not end your sentences should end in a preposition.

These suggestions might help you:

these suggestions are more for spoken English

and these are for written English

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Question  –  Luís Fernando  08/OUT/2013, 9:14 AM
 Question  –  Fran  08/OUT/2013, 1:21 PM
Question  –  Oiroso_  09/OUT/2013, 8:39 AM
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