Useful stats and stuff from Steve and Mark, bloggers both …. and authors of whose books I have read This is a meaningless fact just to pad out the blog post a little but the phrasing of this fact does serve to illustrate how complex prepositions* are eh? (thus further padding out this post).
* Talking of the complexities of prepositions, see below
I lately lost a preposition:
It is, I thought, beneath my chair.
And angrily I cried: â€˜Perdition!
Up from out of in under there!â€™
Correctness is my vade mecum,
And straggling phrases I abhor;
And yet I wondered: â€˜What should he come
Up from out of in under for?â€™