Gosh, reading back through my old posts, I realize that I am constantly splitting infinitives in my writing. Constantly!
I don’t think it’s always wrong to split infinitives. But it’s almost always infelicitous. At least nine times out of ten a sentence reads better if the writer takes the time to keep infinitives intact and to arrange the modifiers around the verb accordingly. In fact, the work it takes to “un-split” the infinitive often reveals that the modifiers aren’t doing anything to increase the clarity of meaning of the sentence.
Therefore I hereby declare to no longer randomly and infelicitously split infinitives.