Quotes About Infinitive

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Quotes About Infinitive

Remember to never split an infinitive. The passive voice should never be used. Do not put statements in the negative form. Proofread carefully to see if you words out. And dont start a sentence with a conjugation.
— William Safire —

Try - Takes the infinitive: "try to mend it," not "try and mend it." Students of the language will argue that 'try and' has won through and become idiom. Indeed it has, and it is relaxed and acceptable. But 'try to' is precise, and when you are writing formal prose, try and write 'try to.

— William Strunk, Jr.

When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.

— Raymond Chandler

Each time I see a split infinitive, an inconsistent tense structure or the unnecessary use of the passive voice, I blister.

— Sonia Sotomayor

There is no reason why we shouldn't be able to split an infinitive, any more than we should forsake instant coffee and air travel because they weren't available to the Romans.

— Bill Bryson

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