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Is the use of the redundant "at" a regional idiosyncracy? As in "Where are you at?" when asking someone their physical location, or progress in a project? It seems to be a Chicago regional saying.

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marked as duplicate by tchrist, Mitch, StoneyB, Kristina Lopez, MετάEd Apr 3 '13 at 2:47

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No, it's everywhere in the US. It's just that people only use it contrastively—with at stressed, contrasting with from, in, or any other contextually appropriate extender. At is the least meaningful locative preposition, as Fillmore points out, and is normally left out as redundant; but it's available when needed. –  John Lawler Apr 2 '13 at 17:10
Moreover, one should not end a sentence with a preposition. As Sir Winston Churchill said, "From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put." –  rhetorician Apr 2 '13 at 17:19
@rhetorician Not Churchill. –  Kit Z. Fox Apr 2 '13 at 18:43
This doesn't seem like a duplicate to me. OP is asking about regional dialect, not whether it is grammatical. –  Kit Z. Fox Apr 2 '13 at 18:48

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