an expression in which there is a word or phrase, especially an adverb or adverbial phrase, between to and its accompanying verb form in an infinitive, as in to readily understand.
In the English language, a split infinitive or cleft infinitive is a grammatical
construction in which a word or phrase comes between the to and the bare
infinitive of ...
Feb 6, 2015 ... The "rule" against splitting infinitives appeared in the 1800s, but it wasn't initially
put forth as a rule. See what was on Henry Alford's mind when ...
Is it ok to knowingly split an infinitive? You might have been told that splitting
infinitives was a terrible grammar crime – what do we advise?
Oct 20, 2008 ... Most of us were taught (if we were taught grammar at all) never to split infinitives,
but writers have been splitting them anyway--even long before ...
Contrary to what some grammarians say, there is no rule against using split
infinitives in English. One might use them with care, but splitting an infinitive is ...
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Split infinitives have been (and undoubtedly will continue to be) a hot topic for
discussion among language professionals. Some are of the opinion that a split ...
Split infinitives. The infinitive of a verb is the form given in the dictionary where no
specific subject is indicated. In English it is always characterised by the word ...
For a long time, split infinitives like "to boldly go" were considered improper—
even though some usage experts questioned whether the infinitive was being