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What Are Split Infinitives?Sometimes infinitives need a little space. A split infinitive occurs when there’s an adverb between two parts of an infinitive. An infinitive consists of the word to and the simple form of a verb (e.g. to go and to read). “To suddenly go” and “to quickly read” are examples of split infinitives because the adverbs (suddenly and quickly) split (or break up) the infinitives to …
Origin of split personality
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for split personality
the tendency to change rapidly in mood or temperament
a nontechnical term for multiple personality
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Medicine definitions for split personality
Multiple personality. No longer in scientific use.
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