she is counting on destiny to align the stars and create that life with Manuel sha had longed for?

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how do i rewrite this not using for at the end?

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She is counting on destiny to align the stars and create that life with Manuel she had longed for.
asked Feb 07 '13 at 20:27 shannan young New member

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First of all, your sentence would be better if you change that life to the life and had longed for to has longed for.

 

Ending a sentence with a preposition is, in fact, perfectly natural in many instances, particularly:

 

(1) with some passive expressions (The dress was paid for),

 

(2) with certain WH-questions (Who did you give it to?),

 

(3) with relative clauses where the relative pronoun is the object of a preposition  (Joe's the person that I'm angry with).

 

Your sentence fits the #3 scenario.    It is optional to use which or that in relative object clauses, and you did not use that after Manuel.  There is problem here; you do not need to re-insert it.  But that is the object of the preposition for.

 

She is counting on destiny to align the stars and create the life with Manuel (that) she has longed for.

link comment answered Feb 08 '13 at 01:55 Shawn Mooney Expert

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