an expression in which there is a word or phrase, especially an adverb or adverbial phrase, between to and its accompanying verb form in an infinitive, as in to readily understand.
(in English grammar) an infinitive used with another word between to (the infinitive marker) and the verb itself, as in I want to really finish it this time
split infinitive definition
An infinitive is the “to” form of a verb, as in “to play.” A split infinitive is a phrase in which to is separated from the verb. The sentence “I decided to quickly and directly go home” contains a split infinitive. Some people consider it poor style, or even incorrect style, to split an infinitive.
- Split keyboarding
noun 1. (computing) the act or practice of editing data from one terminal on another terminal
adjective 1. noting a house having a room or rooms that are somewhat above or below adjacent rooms, with the floor levels usually differing by approximately half a story. noun 2. a split-level house. adjective 1. (of a house, room, etc) having the floor level of one part about half a storey above or below […]
adjective 1. (Scot) brand-new
noun 1. the act of separating or splitting away from something else. 2. something that has split or has been split from something else. 3. Commerce. a process of reorganizing a corporate structure whereby the capital stock of a division or subsidiary of a corporation or of a newly affiliated company is transferred to the […]