Hostirad (hostirad) wrote,

I'm a preposition dropper

I've noticed in the last few months that I have a habit of leaving small words (usually prepositions) out of my sentences. This morning, for example, I wrote the following line in a memo: "Scheduling the meeting Monday will give us little time to review the dossier, whereas scheduling the meeting Wednesday will give us little time to write the letter." I'd say that this sentence is perfectly comprehensible, but would sound nicer with the preposition "on" in front of the two days of the week.

I'm now wondering if I am just noticing for the first time what has been a life-long habit, or if I have only recently begun to leave small words out of my sentences. I'm also wondering if I will reverse this trend, or whether my sentences will keep getting shorter and shorter as I leave out more and more words.

soon nothing.


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