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split infinitive

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split infinitive
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Learner's definition of SPLIT INFINITIVE  
[count]grammar
: an English phrase in which an adverb or other word is placed between to and a verb
◊ Some people feel that the use of split infinitives should be avoided, but they are common in both speech and writing.
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