an infinitive is 'to (verb)'. for example, i want to eat. a split infinitive i assume would be if you separated the to and the verb.
it's much easier in german, where grammar and word order dictate all that.
I know about split infinitives from having my essays ruthlessly checked by a grammar nerd friend.
I assumed that 'to fart', 'to rest' etc was an infinitive, because I sure as heck now know that 'to readily assume' or 'to actually go' etc are split infinitives.
So you should say to 'but actually to go there' and not 'but to actually go there'
did i already sya that?
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Last edited by lambjam; 28-02-2011 at 17:25.
My personal gripe of late has been the word 'grateful'. Everyone else in the world seems to think it is spelled 'greatful' and it just drives me bonkers every time I see it!
Now this is my kind of thread!!
Apostrophes (or the lack of them) are my biggest grievance.
"A lot" is 2 words
"Round" used when it should be "around". Years ago my then H read a book and wanted me to read it after him as he enjoyed it so much. I refused to read the book on the basis that there was an error in the books title, it was called "Round Ireland with a Fridge". The book was about a group of blokes who travelled around Ireland with a small fridge, not a circular place called Ireland that had a fridge.
To save you any more confusion, I wanted the user name GizmoDuck but it was already taken so I just added an 'us' at the end. http://darkwingduck.wikia.com/wiki/Gizmoduck
My pet peeve at the moment is people typing aloud instead of allowed. They mean two totally different things!
BTW has anyone else struggled to type their response in this thread for fear of making a mistake or is it just me?
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