Incorrect. In his sentence, 'of' is an adverb.
There is no subject being linked.
Incorrect.The word 'of' is a preposition and is the last word he used in the sentence, Clay.
Here are more examples:
Where is my wallet at?
What do you need to go to the store for?
Which department is he in?
'of' adds NO significant meaning to the verb.
Can I ever end a sentence with a preposition?
The word preposition (examples: at, in, of, to) is so named because such words normally precede the position of their objects in a prepositional phrase. Some people (The ClayTaurus) then took this definition to mean that a preposition always had to come before its object and could never end a sentence. Latin has a rule against ending a sentence with a preposition, but English has no such rule. If a sentence is unusually long, and the ending preposition will be a long distance from its object, then it is best to avoid ending with the preposition. It is sometimes preferable to avoid ending with a preposition, and sometimes it is preferable to end with a preposition. "Where are you from?" is more natural than, "From where are you?" As general practice, one should avoid ending a sentence with a preposition as a matter of style rather than grammar. If the sentence sounds good and clear and ends with a preposition, then go with it. On this subject, a story involving Winston Churchill is often told. When an editor dared to change a sentence of Churchill's that appeared to end inappropriately with a preposition, Churchill responded by writing to the editor, "This is the kind of impertinence up with which I shall not put." His purpose was to illustrate the awkwardness that can result from rigid adherence to the notion that prepositions at the end of sentences are always incorrect.
I was incorrect to call them adverbs, I believe, but I am dead right that they are not prepositions.
Those words CAN BE prepositions, but in those sentences they are not.
A preposition REQUIRES a subject to follow.
By definition, if no subject follows, it is not a preposition; it's something else.
BEYOND all this, however, is the truth that this "rule" is tremendously outdated.
So sorry, D. I had no idea your jest and added to the discussion about the photo he processed.I didn't make the claim he broke a rule, however antiquated, I only noticed he did the deed. I said him using 'of' 'blew it' for me. It was a jest and a but rather than add to the discussion of the photo he processed, you thought it'd be more fun to take us on a grammar lesson.