There is no rule against splitting infinitives, and writing authorities have said so for decades. But the myth and the practice persist. The authors of the next three sentences believe you cannot place an adverb between to and the verb in an infinitive. But would you write these sentences?
Electronic filing makes it easier for courts to locate instantly and focus on relevant portions of documents.
- “to locate instantly and focus”? Confusing.
The resulting hyperlinked brief allows the judge reviewing it on a desktop computer or a mobile device to access quickly identified portions of the record.
- “to access quickly identified portions . . .” Miscue.
Modern computer screens fail to recreate adequately certain tactile experiences.
- “to recreate adequately” Awkward.
Don’t write this way. I wouldn’t. And I probably would have spelled it re-create.