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Split Infinitives

Not everyone agrees that infinitive verbs should be split, but there is no rule saying that we can't. It happens all the time!

A split infinitive is a full infinitive, such as to go, to run, to laugh, or to walk, with an adverb between both parts (to + adverb + verb). Examples of adverbs are happily, sleepily, dryly, and hungrily.

The most famous example of a split infinitive is from Star Trek: "To boldly go where no one has gone before."

Other examples include:

"It's important to always wash your hands before eating."
"We need to really try to win the game."
"He expects to completely fail the test."
"You should learn to not start fights with your sister."

Split Infinitives Grammar Quiz

  1. Is it possible for you and your brother to peacefully together?

  2. It's important to carefully your clothes in your bag.

  3. We are going to totally the other team!

  4. I want to comfortably my new dress.

  5. Are you able to safely us home?

Go Super to see the answers! Go Super!

Split Infinitives Lessons:

Air Conditioning

Bury the Hatchet

Snap Out of It

Take the Ball and Run With It

Being Selfish

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Small World

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