cleft infinitive
Split infinitive Split infinitive (Gram.) A simple infinitive with to, having a modifier between the verb and the to; as in, to largely decrease. Called also {cleft infinitive}.

Note: The use of the split infinitive is commonly considered to be ungrammatical, but by most grammarians it is considered acceptible. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


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