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re: I think the ideal correction would be . . .
Posted by: AlanScott 07:54 pm EDT 04/01/21
In reply to: re: I think the ideal correction would be . . . - keikekaze 04:16 pm EDT 04/01/21

I think that adjusted lyric is the same as one I posted years ago.

As for splitting infinitives, there is no reason for grammarians not to do it in careful writing. The basic rule is: It's best not to do it, except when it's better if you do.

This goes back to at least as long ago as the first edition (1926) of Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (a book so famous and so widely used that Thurber wrote a long multi-chapter parody of it). I'm surprised that people here think that there is any hard-and-fast rule against splitting infinitives.

The Thurber parody is one of the funniest things I've ever read.
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