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1. I want something for writing;any pen or pencil will be OK.

2. I want something for writing with;any pen or pencil will be OK.

3.I want something for writing.


4. I want something for writing with.

(Are they correct? If I remove the latter part, are they correct? Check the four sentences, please.)


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English - SraJMcGin, Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 7:32pm
It was Winston Churchill who said "Never end a sentence a preposition with!" #2, I want something to write with = is more common.
#4 again, I want something to write with = is more common.

Sra

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1. I want something for writing;any pen or pencil will be OK.

2. I want something for writing with;any pen or pencil will be OK.

3.I want something for writing.

4. I want something for writing with.

Are #2 and #4 also grammatical?
Are the four sentences all grammatical?

  • English -

    1 and 3 are better. 2 and 4 are awkward.

    Sra

  • English -

    And don't forget to put a space after each of those semicolons!

    =)

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