Thursday, August 12, 2010

I can has preposition?

It's rare that a grammar geek would suggest putting a preposition at the end of a sentence, but in this case it's totally necessary (and since "to die for" is a figure of speech, I don't even think this counts as a dangling preposition, really...). This sentence is in dire need of a for. Unless the breakfast burgers are actually alive when they're brought to your room, and you get to kill 'em before you eat them--in which case, I suppose the sentence would be accurate (albeit gruesome) as it stands. ;)

4 comments:

Bridgete said...

Well, it is called Rare bar and grill. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ha! And so it lives up to its name... ;)

jspencer said...

Hahaha! I totally know this hotel. I have a friend who used to work there. After hearing her stories about the clientele, I would expect no less!

I just keep imagining someone yelling, 300-style, "THE BREAKFAST BURGERS ARE TO DIE!!"

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha, nice! "And tonight we dine...IN [grammar] HELL!" ;)