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1 . . . the the amount of debt for which he was personally responsible. 2 . . . the the amount of debt which he was personally responsible for.

Which of these two forms is preferred for the placement of "for" and why?

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Lots of people try to proscribe (proscribe effectively means forbid) placing prepositions at the end of a sentence. In actual fact, either of your phrases are fine and you can pick which one sounds best to you, or in your situation. I would typically feel that it sounds better with the preposition mid sentence, but that's opinion and is unrequired.

The proscription apparently originated from the fact it was a lexical rule in latin. http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/parts-of-speech/prepositions/Ending-a-Sentence-with-a-Preposition.html

In short, a preposition is definitely a sentence you can end a sentence with.

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