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noun, Grammar.
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.
split infinitive
(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.


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