From a Johnson Language article on the Economist on splitting infinitives:
So: break the rule. And spread the word. Send one of those chain e-mails asking ten friends to send it to ten friends. Call your most conservative usage-stickler friend or family member and give them a lecture on this topic. Split an infinitive in a prominent place. Arnold Zwicky calls rules like the split-infinitive ban “zombie rules”: they’re dead, and everyone knows they are, but they keep coming back at you. Blow their heads off.
The split infinitive rule is a ZOMBIE!!!
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