I had a bit of a butcher's in the search function, but couldn't find anything relevant dealing solely with this subject. So I decided to start a new thread.
With regard to split infinitives in general, here's a helpful contribution:http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/page/147
The reason why this has aroused my interest is that from time to time on this or that thread, some über-pedantic twunt rocks up wagging an admonitary (cyber) finger and haughtily claiming that infinitives should never
be split. So my simple question is: why not?
My second question (or request, if you prefer) is: can anyone present an actual real-life case in which a split infinitive has led to a complete misunderstanding in a phrase or sentence?
In your own time, folks:-)