English Grammar Lessons
Split Infinitives - Glossary of Terms
When a verb is preceded by the word "to" it
is said to
be in its infinitive form. Placing another word (usually an
between "to" and the verb is called a "split infinitive"
and is considered by some to be a mistake.
You have to
really mean it.
(The infinitive verb "to mean" is
split by the word "really".)
..to boldly go
where no man has gone before.
(The infinitive verb "to go" is
split by the word "boldly".)
am going to definitely participate
in this year's play. [show me
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