Preposition Overload

There’s something I like to call “preposition overload“, and that’s when a writer or a speaker uses more prepositions than needed.

Take a look at this first example:

Where is Jim at?”

You notice right here that “at” is a preposition. However, this preposition actually is not needed. You don’t believe me? Here, look. We can draw a line through “at“, and try reading the sentence without the preposition.

Where is Jim?”

See, the sentence still makes perfect sense without the preposition.

Take a look at this next sentence:

Where did Jim go to?”

Again, draw a line through that preposition right there, “to“, and try reading the sentence without “to“.

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