Splitting the Infinitive

Via the (new) legal writer, Raymond Ward’s post titled Sure, You Can Split an Infinitive, But This Is Ridiculous points out the absolute NO way to split an infinitive. Those who are involved in any type of legal writing might find this useful and perhaps humorous.

This blog’s official position on split infinitives is that they’re okay. The Star Trek catch phrase – ‘to boldly go’ – as A-okay with us. But please, please don’t use your freedom from the no-split-infinitives superstition to write a sentence like this:

‘Is it kosher for a law enforcement agency to, pursuant to a lawfully granted search warrant, search your G-mail account without telling you?’ [Wall Street Journal Law Blog].

Visit the original post (referenced above) to read a full post and be aware of those infinitives!

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