Condemnation of the split infinitive is now pretty general, but it is only recently that any one seems to have thought of it.
Style is not the art of writing melodious words or the craft or cunning of finding a way round the split infinitive.
Then, if I split it, what else could it be but a split infinitive, I'd like to know?
She is not a bit of a purist and thinks more of a good thought forcefully put than of a slip in the way of a split infinitive.
The split infinitive I abhor, more as a matter of taste than argument.
An infinitive is the “to” form of a verb, as in “to play.” A split infinitive is a phrase in which to is separated from the verb. The sentence “I decided to quickly and directly go home” contains a split infinitive. Some people consider it poor style, or even incorrect style, to split an infinitive.