(urth) torturing BTQ

James B. Jordan jbjordan4 at cox.net
Wed Jul 29 09:43:12 PDT 2009

At 03:10 PM 7/23/2009, you wrote:

>Speaking of pet peeves, that article hit one of mine.
>Lowth's grammar book never mentions split infinitives.
>Yes, I read the whole book looking for that.  Everything
>I know about split infinitives (and some things other
>people know) is at

I was taught that the rule against split infinitives comes from the 
oppression of Latin grammar imposed on English. Latin infinitives are 
one word; hence English infinitives must be treated as one word.


James B. Jordan
Director, Biblical Horizons
Box 1096
Niceville, FL 32588
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