Ending with "Is"

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Ending with "Is"

Post by oursilverstrands » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:52 pm

Jan, can you ever have "is" as the last word in a sentence?

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Re: Ending with "Is"

Post by glorybee » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:58 am

Absolutely!

[looking at a strange object] I have no idea what that thing is.

I don't believe I've ever seen a grammar rule against ending a sentence with 'is', in fact.

Do you know where the nearest post office is?

Home is where the heart is.

In fact, there's a framed hanging on the wall in my office that says

It is what it is.
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Re: Ending with "Is"

Post by oursilverstrands » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:20 am

Of course, Jan. 'Home is where the heart is' is a very familiar phrase and so is your sign. For some reason, I just thought they were gramatically suspect. Now I know better.☺

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