split infinitive


Can you split an infinitive?

See example:

He wanted to joyfully restore wholesomeness to the Roman Empire.
asked Aug 31 '13 at 21:41 Denise Fisher New member

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Yes, you can. It is generally frowned upon, but there is no hard and fast rule. I try to avoid it, but moving the adverb in your sentence would make an awkward construction.

link comment answered Aug 31 '13 at 22:50 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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