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