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Using "most" or "in" at the end of a sentence

 
 
Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 01:55 am
Could someone tell me which one of these sentences is correct?

It gave me the opportunity to know more about the particular topic that I was interested in most.
It gave me the opportunity to know more about the particular topic that I was most interested in.

I am confused whether "most" or "in" should be at the end
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Jack of Hearts
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 02:03 am
@mauricio382,
Either sentence would be correct if you drop "in". Wink
mauricio382
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 05:36 am
@Jack of Hearts,
Thanks a lot for your answer Jack. I'm confused because googling the sentence "things that I'm most interested in", there are many results and it seems to be of common use. What would be the difference between this case and the other?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 05:37 am
@mauricio382,
The typical grammatical rule you might be thinking of is to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition. So your first sentence is fine. Yet another way to form the sentence equally well is:
"It gave me the opportunity to know more about the particular topic in which I was most interested."
mauricio382
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 05:44 am
@Ragman,
Thanks a lot Ragman. I will use your suggestion.
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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 07:59 am
@mauricio382,
All three examples that have been put forward are fine. There is no rule in the English language that prevents a sentence ending in a preposition. To suggest that there is is complete and utter nonsense.
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