I Could Use Some Help, Jan

These lessons, by one of our most consistent FaithWriters' Challenge Champions, should not be missed. So we're making a permanent home for them here.

Moderators: mikeedwards, glorybee

Post Reply
Pencil 1 (1-49 Posts)
Pencil 1 (1-49 Posts)
Posts: 13
Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 1:00 pm

I Could Use Some Help, Jan

Post by BrotherAnthony » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:17 pm

The nuances of "split infinitives" drive me crazy ... I know the rules but I keep breaking the rules for reason of emphasis. Help!

jim mcwhinnie

User avatar
Posts: 2356
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:46 pm
Location: Michigan

Re: I Could Use Some Help, Jan

Post by glorybee » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:37 pm

Jim, go ahead and split them. It's perfectly fine, and good writers do it all the time. If a phrase works best for you with a split infinitive, then that's what you should do.

Jan Ackerson -- Follow me, friend me, give me a wave!
Twitter: @janackerson1
Instagram: janackerson
Facebook: Jan Worgul Ackerson, Superior Editing Service, Jan Ackerson, writer

User avatar
Deb Porter
FaithWriters and Site Admin
FaithWriters and Site Admin
Posts: 1677
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:02 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: I Could Use Some Help, Jan

Post by Deb Porter » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:08 pm

And AMEN to that. Totally agree, Jan.
FaithWriters' Writing Challenge Co-ordinator
Breath of Fresh Air Press

Breath of Fresh Air Press - a little publisher with a lot of heart


Post Reply

Return to “Jan's Writing Basics”