Grammarly says: The infinitive verb “to ” has been split by the modifier “never”. Please ensure the split infinitive does not confuse the meaning or flow of your sentence.
"I vowed to never let a guy control me."
Do I keep the sentence as is, or do I change it and how?
Whether split infinitives are wrong or not is often debated in grammar circles. As a linguist, I side with those who say split infinitives are not grammatical errors; however, I also think it's important to communicate with (not irritate) your audience. So, with that in mind, I recommend changing your sentence to "I vowed never to let a guy control me." This revision avoids splitting the infinitive but does not change the meaning or flow of the sentence.
|link comment||answered Jul 07 '13 at 19:48 Dr. G Contributor|
I agree with both responses above. There is no reason to get oneself in a knot over splitting or not splitting the infinitive. In most cases, however, a sentence flows easier if the infinitive is not split, but one has to also account for register and for oral use.
|link comment||answered Jul 08 '13 at 01:14 Ahmad Barnard Expert|
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