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In this context is it ok to end with a preposition?

"Send some pictures from the nice place that you're in."

  • Yes. Definitely. Don't trust the rule that you can't end a sentence with a preposition. – SovereignSun Jan 4 '18 at 7:59
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    @SovereignSun - ...especially when the sentence becomes more awkward when you restructure it! – J.R. Jan 4 '18 at 10:42
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Sometimes a “place” can be a location or a facility, such as a hotel. If context makes it clear where or what this “place” is, nothing else is needed.

  1. Send us pictures of the nice place where you're in.

Sometimes the preposition changes if the place is a building, in which case:

  1. Send us pictures of the hotel where you're staying (at)
  2. Send pictures of the city/town/seaside (or) mountain resort you're in

The antiquated rule about not ending a sentence with a preposition is just that, antiquated and unnecessary. But there's nothing wrong with writing

  1. At which hotel are you staying?

instead of

  1. Which hotel are you staying at?

or

  1. Through that one tweet, some of the most dedicated followers in India had determined which conference I was speaking at, and therefore at which hotel I would be staying.
  • Thank you. 1^ Regarding to the sentence 1, you changed it a little bit. Is it not correct to use "that" instead of "where" in this context? – Judicious Allure Jan 4 '18 at 23:49
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    @Manifestation_Peculiarity "that" is also acceptable, but using "where" came to me naturally, and when I noticed the sentence was not identical to the original I decided to leave it because it sounded more natural to me. When we talk about places, an appropriate relative pronoun would be "where". – Mari-Lou A Jan 4 '18 at 23:55
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The sentence is clear and most English speakers do not mind ending a sentence with a preposition.

My advice is only to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition in formal writing, such writing assignments and cover letters.

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