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    Hello,

    "to really go there" or "to properly do" are the examples of split infinitives

    What grammatical term is used for the following?

    "I realy am", "He really is" or the like ones

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    I don't know of any ternm for that- they're just adverbs and can be used in that position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubu
    Hello,

    "to really go there" or "to properly do" are the examples of split infinitives

    What grammatical term is used for the following?

    "I realy am", "He really is" or the like ones
    I agree with tdol's reponse. Additionally, adverbs usually follow the verb BE:

    I am really...

    Where the adverb preceeds the verb BE,

    I really am...

    punctuation is usually introduced to set the adverb off, so as to stop it from breaking up the integrity of the Subject+BE sequence, lik this,

    I, really, am...

    All the best, :D

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    Many thanks to both of you sir

    bubu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by bubu
    Hello,

    "to really go there" or "to properly do" are the examples of split infinitives

    What grammatical term is used for the following?

    "I realy am", "He really is" or the like ones
    I agree with tdol's reponse. Additionally, adverbs usually follow the verb BE:

    I am really...

    Where the adverb preceeds the verb BE,

    I really am...

    punctuation is usually introduced to set the adverb off, so as to stop it from breaking up the integrity of the Subject+BE sequence, lik this,

    I, really, am...

    All the best, :D
    Hmmm. I've never run across that comma rule. :?

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    It depends- it can have commas or not- if it is intensifying the verb then I wouldn't, but if it's a sentencial adverb, I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by bubu
    Hello,

    "to really go there" or "to properly do" are the examples of split infinitives

    What grammatical term is used for the following?

    "I realy am", "He really is" or the like ones
    I agree with tdol's reponse. Additionally, adverbs usually follow the verb BE:

    I am really...

    Where the adverb preceeds the verb BE,

    I really am...

    punctuation is usually introduced to set the adverb off, so as to stop it from breaking up the integrity of the Subject+BE sequence, lik this,

    I, really, am...

    All the best, :D
    Hmmm. I've never run across that comma rule. :?
    But...you have now. 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by bubu
    Hello,

    "to really go there" or "to properly do" are the examples of split infinitives

    What grammatical term is used for the following?

    "I realy am", "He really is" or the like ones
    I agree with tdol's reponse. Additionally, adverbs usually follow the verb BE:

    I am really...

    Where the adverb preceeds the verb BE,

    I really am...

    punctuation is usually introduced to set the adverb off, so as to stop it from breaking up the integrity of the Subject+BE sequence, lik this,

    I, really, am...

    All the best, :D
    Hmmm. I've never run across that comma rule. :?
    But...you have now. 8)
    I guess. Do I have to follow it? :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by bubu
    Hello,

    "to really go there" or "to properly do" are the examples of split infinitives

    What grammatical term is used for the following?

    "I realy am", "He really is" or the like ones
    I agree with tdol's reponse. Additionally, adverbs usually follow the verb BE:

    I am really...

    Where the adverb preceeds the verb BE,

    I really am...

    punctuation is usually introduced to set the adverb off, so as to stop it from breaking up the integrity of the Subject+BE sequence, lik this,

    I, really, am...

    All the best, :D
    Hmmm. I've never run across that comma rule. :?
    But...you have now. 8)
    I guess. Do I have to follow it? :wink:
    Why....of course you do. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by bubu
    Hello,

    "to really go there" or "to properly do" are the examples of split infinitives

    What grammatical term is used for the following?

    "I realy am", "He really is" or the like ones
    I agree with tdol's reponse. Additionally, adverbs usually follow the verb BE:

    I am really...

    Where the adverb preceeds the verb BE,

    I really am...

    punctuation is usually introduced to set the adverb off, so as to stop it from breaking up the integrity of the Subject+BE sequence, lik this,

    I, really, am...

    All the best, :D
    Hmmm. I've never run across that comma rule. :?
    But...you have now. 8)
    I guess. Do I have to follow it? :wink:
    Why....of course you do. :wink:
    LOL! I really am upset! :wink: :wink:

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