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PREPOSITIONS (REPEATED)



In the sentence “Alex liked Nancy, with whom he shared his Snickers bar with” only one “with” is needed—eliminate either one. Look out for similarly duplicated prepositions.


Incidentally, an often-cited example of this pattern is from Paul McCartney’s Live and Let Die: “this ever-changing world in which we live in,” but if you listen closely, you’ll hear instead a quite correct “this ever-changing world in which we’re livin’.” Americans have a hard time hearing the soft British “R” in “we’re.”


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