Guide to Split Infinitives: How to Use Split Infinitives

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 3 min read

In English grammar, the split infinitive is a phrase that places an adverbial modifier in between a preposition and a verb. Though split infinitives are discouraged by many style guides, they can be useful in written or spoken English to clarify the way that a subject does something.