"He gave her what she longed for."
Perhaps a ring, a bouquet of flowers, especially since Valentine's
Day is this week.
But many grammarians would argue
that the sentence is incorrect. Instead, we should write, "He gave
her that for which she longed." Sound funny? Yes, and not even
much like English.
So, although it is often a good
idea to avoid placing a preposition at the end of a sentence, use
your good sense to avoid creating tortured and hard-to-read prose.
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