Ana has an Easter gift for all writers:
It is not bad grammar to split infinitives!
Don't believe me?
The grammar girl says so at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/split-infinitives
She references wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_infinitive
I am relieved! I have struggled for several years to retrain my brain and my ear to hate split infinitives, and I still stumble when I read un-split infinitive phrases like, "She decided not to go."
When speaking, "Decide to not go," sounds better to me, probably because when I say it, I emphasize 'not' for clarity.
The fact that the rule against splitting infinitives is imaginary doesn't mean it is a good idea to do it in our writing, though. It invites nasty comments from misguided, but well-intentioned critiquers.
Star Trek stood up to be counted when each episode opened with, "To boldly go where no one has gone before."
It's good to know I am grammatically correct when say to my significant other, "Well, the next time you want to accidently forget to take out the trash..."