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In order for ESL/EFL teachers to consistently present grammar as serving some higher-order objective. Is there any errors about this part"to consistently present "?

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"In order for ESL/EFL teachers to consistently present grammar as serving some higher-order objective", Celce-Murcia and Hilles proposed that "grammar learning should not be taught as the end purpose in language teaching", but always connecting with "meaning, social factors or discourse or a combination of these".
asked Jan 13 '12 at 21:39 Melody New member

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You've placed consistently (adverb) between to present (infinitive verb), creating a split infinitive.  Some may argue that there isn't anything wrong with splitting infinitives, but in formal writing it's best to follow the rules.  You could change it to --

In order for ESL/EFL teachers to present grammar consistently...

link comment answered Jan 14 '12 at 04:21 Jody M. Expert

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