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    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    #1

    verbs and adverbs

    What is the right way to write:

    Increasingly to consider

    or

    to increasingly consider

    and

    is there a difference between American English and English in this matter?

    Helga


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: verbs and adverbs

    Technically the first is correct. However, split infinitives are commonly used. Each has its own rhythm and effect in a sentence:


    We are required increasingly to consider how global warming affects us.

    It is essential to increasingly consider the effects of global warming.

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