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No split infinitive May 30, 2017

polyglot45 wrote:

"We shall shortly be arriving" is perfect and perfectly correct.
Where do you see an infinitive, let alone a split infinitive, in that sentence?

'Be' is an infinitive (bare infinitive) in that sentence. But you need a 'to-infinitive' for a split infinitive.

[Edited at 2017-05-30 23:40 GMT]

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