Which sentence is grammatically correct?
1A) I've got a pen to write.
1B) I've got a pen to write with.
Are they both fine, or is one of the two incorrect?
How about the sentences below?
2A) I've got a pen to write a letter.
2B) I've got a pen to write a letter with.
I've been wondering when you need a preposition when you use a to-infinitive form.
I'm studying English. Thank you in advance.
- blankLv 62 months ago
Although the "rule" seems to be softening - proper English dictates that one never end a sentence with a preposition.
So - Neither 1B nor 2B would be grammatically correct.
IF you wanted to go "all in" with proper English then:
1A: I have a pen with which to write.
2A: I have a pen with which to write a letter.
Removal of the contraction "I've" would be extremely proper. Contractions come with speech, which day to day is information - so all kinds of elides are made and rules broken.
- foxprojoyLv 62 months ago
1B is better; 2A is better
- PearlLv 72 months ago
all the ones besides 1A sound okay