Keeping the preposition with the word it governs

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Subject: Keeping the preposition with the word it governs
Posted by:  Anton Shepelev (antoni…@freesPAMhell.de)
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017

Hello, all

This is a recording of a real conversation:

-- Is this a photograph of water?
-- What difference does it make of what it is a pho-
  tograph?
-- But is it a photograph of water?
-- I tell you it does not matter.
-- Well, then, is it a picture of the sky?
-- It happens to be a picture of the sky. But I can-
  not understand why that is of any importance.

Observe  that  in  the  second line the photographer
kept 'of' before 'what' while in modern English  the
convention  is  to move it to the end.  But I wonder
whether the original, and the more  logical,  place-
ment is still though grammatical, even if unusual.

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