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An example of why the false rule against split infinitives should be ignored

A great example from the International Herald Tribune of why you should absolutely split some infinitives:

For seven years, Europe’s powerful mobile phone operators had been able to block quietly attempts to bring down roaming prices by getting proposals vetoed in the 27-member council, which meets behind closed doors.

To block quietly attempts? Are you kidding me?

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Grant Barrett