Re: Introducing bulleted lists

Subject: Re: Introducing bulleted lists
From: Chuck Martin <cmartin -at- SEEKERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 10:40:42 -0700

Actually, the "to" is not "part of" the verb, it is simply an indicator of it.

One of those "rules" taught by lazy grammar teachers. You simply can't
split an infinitive because the infinitive is the single word (it doesn't
include the "to").

At 10:43 PM 8/14/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Lauren Gotlieb wrote:
>
>1. You have broken an infinitive verb in half. The "to" needs to be next
>to the verb as in "to display" or "to execute." In your example, "to" is
>not a preposition; it is part of a verb.
>

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