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Split Infinitives and Verb Phrases 

Split Infinitives and Verb Phrases

Stacy Christiansen

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date: 15 September 2019

Although some authorities may still advise the avoidance of split infinitives, this proscription a holdover from Latin grammar, wherein the infinitive is a single word and cannot be split has been relaxed. In some cases, moreover, clarity is better served by the split infinitive.

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