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    Spilt Infinitive

    What is a spilt infinitive? Could you explain it to me?

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    Re: Spilt Infinitive

    If you put a word like an adverb between 'to' and the verb, you have a split infinitive. One of the most famous of all comes rom Star Trek, where they describe their mission as 'to boldy go'.

    Traditional grammarians argue that this is wrong and nothing should come between the two words, though this rather flies in the face of usage.

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