SYNTAX: a preposition is stranded if it doesn't move along with its complement. EXAMPLE: in (i)a the preposition with is stranded.
(i) a Who did you speak with? b With who did you speak?The example in (i)b shows the case where the preposition moves along with the wh-word (see Pied piping). Preposition-stranding is restricted: it cannot be applied to all prepositions, and it is impossible in at least French and Italian.
|LIT.||Haegeman, L. (1991)|
Kayne, R. (1984)