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split infinitive


Noun Phrase
split in=fin=i=tive


split infinitive,  
     A simple infinitive with to, having a modifier between the verb and the to; as in, to largely decrease. Called also cleft infinitive.
    "The use of the split infinitive is commonly considered to be ungrammatical, but by most grammarians it is considered acceptible."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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