I edited the original post as it was NSFS (Not Safe For School). But here they are.
I was in the middle of writing the other day and I wanted clarification on a particular grammar rule and this book came to my attention. But, to boldly go where no man has gone before, and to start a sentence this way, simply became too much fun. Check the rules and see where you fall in understanding. My grammar checker just choked on these examples. Which means, I either have to succumb to the rules, or not.
(Those usages people keep telling you are wrong but which are actually standard in English.)
For the hyper-critical, “to boldly go where no man has gone before” should be “to go boldly. . . .” It is good to be aware that inserting one or more words between “to” and a verb is not strictly speaking an error, and is often more expressive and graceful than moving the intervening words elsewhere; but so many people are offended by split infinitives that it is better to avoid them except when the alternatives sound strained and awkward.
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