Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 20:52:58 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: Re: split infinitive From: NAME: David Bergdahl FUNC: English TEL: (614) 593-2783 To: MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]"[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAX[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MRGATE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAX Devotees of the split infinitive rule should read an old College English article by Peter M. Neely, "To Split or to Not Split" vol 40 #4 (Dec '78), 402-406. In the article Neely takes the rule and generalizes to "[a] verb should be generated in its entirety, whether it be an infinitive or any other compound" (403)--and what fun things result, illuminating the illustrious rule. Heartily recommended. BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs