No News Here on Split Infinitives


Recent news stories loudly proclaimed that, at long last, it's okay to split infinitives.


There's never been a ban on putting an adverb or other word between the "to" and the infinitive, as in "to boldly go." And even people who don't realize that tend to see the whole matter as a thing of the past: a lost-long-ago grammar crusade.

But apparently, a lot of people have been clinging to the idea much longer than I realized. Here's my recent column on this "news." 

Tags: , ,