I have a sentence: This is the place where I met you.
Then: This is the place that I met you.
And: This is the place that I met you at.

Do I need to write this preposition (at) at the end of this sentence?


The first and the second sentence are grammatically correct. The third sentence is also grammatically correcr but it is informal.


grammaticalThis is the place where I met you.

ungrammaticalThis is the place the I met you.

colloquialThis is the place that I met you at.

  • 2
    In the context of 'place', I think where is better! – Maulik V May 10 '16 at 11:15
  • I would not disagree. – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 10 '16 at 11:16
  • @TRomano The question was meant to be whether the second and the third sentence is correct and which is better. The first is just for context - that one is probably the best. – Vilican May 10 '16 at 13:54
  • @Vilican, neither of your alternatives with their that-clauses is an improvement on the first sentence. We can say simply This is where I met you. Where I come from, people do say things like "Where did you see him at?" but that sort of colloquialism is regarded as non-standard because it is not part of the general dialect. – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 10 '16 at 16:54
  • @TRomano - I edited the second sentence - that was a typo. Some background - our English teacher tried to search for it and we (the class) too, but we found nothing much. Also, changing the sentence is not the thing I want now (I know it could be better). And I know the first is the best, so I ask which is better - second or third? – Vilican May 10 '16 at 17:37

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