To boldly go
Posted by Bob on July 08, 2006
In Reply to: To boldly go Posted by Stuart miller on July 08, 2006
: Ive heard the phrase 'to boldly go' is grammatically incorrect and 'to go boldly' would be the correct phrasing. To settle a minor disagreement, could you please forward the literary term for this mistake please? thanks.
It's called a split infinitive and it is not incorrect. It's in violation of an archaic, fussy, irrelevant rule that few people take seriously today.