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Old 07 October 2014, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
There's been general agreement for years among non-pedants that there is nothing wrong with splitting infinitives, provided you're using a language in which they are two words in the first place.
There's the rub: It's pretty much impossible to split an infinitive in English, because our infinitives are single words. Despite what most people think, the particle "to" isn't really part of the infinitive; it's merely a marker indicating that the following verb is in its infinitive form. One can find a number of constructions in English in which infinitive forms are used without the word "to" preceding the verb.
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