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Q & A: ending sentences with prepositions

Question from Camila:

“Be careful who you share your weaknesses with, some people can’t wait for the opportunity to use them against you.”
I get quite confused when the preposition goes to the end, I mean, I can understand it but I hardly ever know when I should write like this “be careful WHO you share your weaknesses WITH” would it be ok if it was “be careful with whom you share your weaknesses”?

Are there any rules to end the sentence with a preposition?


Please note I am not completely certain about this answer.

Traditionally it was considered wrong to end sentences with prepositions in English.

However, as with so many things, as the language developed people started to use this format and now no-one really knows what is correct or not.

So the two versions of the sentence that Camila wrote above are both “correct”, insofar as neither is wrong.

I find it difficult to explain so please see the Oxford Dictionary webpage below which should make it clearer, especially as they give some useful examples:


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