Language preservationists have a strange fetish about split infinitives. They write horrible ambiguous shit like You must learn how quickly to switch lanes.
Still, there are RARE and nearly unique cases where an infinitive truly shouldn't be split. I encounter such sentences once a year or less. Here's one today, from NPR's website:
Sanders and his team seem to now be getting that reality.
Sanders and his team seem to be getting that reality now.
If I had the task of editing, I'd cut the seem:
Sanders and his team are finally getting that reality.
Not quite the same meaning but easier to read and say.
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