(1)DON’T SAY: Where are you going to?
(2)SAY: Where are you going?
(3)DON’T SAY: Whom are you talking?
(4)SAY: Whom are you talking to?
RULE: You can end sentences with prepositions. However, do not end a sentence with a (an extra) preprepostion when the sentence can be rightly understood by the listener without it. The meaning of sentence 1 is already clear without a preposition. When you ask someone, where are you going, the person will still understand it to mean where are you going to. Due to this, ending such a sentence with the preposition, to, is wholly unnecessary.
Sentence 3, however, requires a preposition. Like I stated earlier, you can end a sentence with a prepostion only if the meaning of the sentence depends on it. Considering that sentence closely enough, you will clearly realize its meaning is not clear at all. Adding a preposition as in (4) above, makes it very meaningful then.
INCORRECT: Where do you live at?( ‘at‘ is not needed as the sentence remains meaninful without it)
CORRECT: Where do you live?
INCORRECT: Can you just shut!( a preposition is required to make this sentence meaningful)
CORRECT: Can you just shut up!


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