Friday, March 30, 2012

To boldly go where traditionalists fear to venture

Time to loosen the noose of the split infinitive. From the Economist's Style Guide:

"Happy the man who has never been told that it is wrong to split an infinitive: the ban is pointless. Unfortunately, to see it broken is so annoying to so many people that you should observe it."

Johnson encourages everyone to break the rule, but be prepared to follow it if you come to work for his newspaper.

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