Split infinitives

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how to reword a portion of this sentence so it does not contain split infinitives

 

In addition, perfect care may assist individuals with childhood schizophrenia to effectively adapt to their social surroundings and to live without depending on others.

asked Aug 04 '13 at 22:12 Brooke Mechling New member

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In addition, perfect care may assist childhood schizophrenia patients with effective adaptation in social situations and independent living.

link comment answered Aug 04 '13 at 23:35 Patty T Grammarly Fellow
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Patty's version answers your question, but I like your original sentence better -- I think it reads more clearly. There's nothing wrong with split infinitives, except that some overly fussy grammarians might have a problem with them.

link comment answered Aug 05 '13 at 21:24 Actually Holly Expert

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