The rule against split infinitives is a bookish restriction serving no real function in English.
However, many people have memorized the “no split infinitives” rule and take it very seriously.
It’s best never to split infinitives (unless you want to really emphasize the risk you are taking).
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John: uh, ok. Then for that matter learning cursive is good as it allows us to read our grandparents’ checks more easily.
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The rule does serve a function: It makes it easier to translate our English sentences back into the original Latin.
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I see what you did there.