English

1. He never wants to work.
2. He wants to never work.
3. He wants never to work.
============================
Can we use all the expressions?
In #2, 'never' is put before 'work'. Is it a split infinitive? Can we use this way?

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. No, only #1 has correct word order.

    In 2, "never" splits the infinitive. =(

    #3 is just plain awkward.

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
    👤
    Writeacher
  2. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adverbs.htm

    Scroll quite a way down and read about order of adverbs in sentences.

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
    👤
    Writeacher

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Business

    1. to be a great asset to your company which of the following should you do? a. always look like you're working hard b. be a problem-solver c. be quiet and keep your eyes open d. be friendly with your boss**** 2. When you are

  2. Math

    You’re involved in the design of a new facility. It is important for people to move between work stations quickly. Based on the figure below, how many feet would a person need to walk to get from Work Station 1 to Work Station

  3. English

    1. My father goes to work by car. 2. My father goes to work by his car. 3. My father goes to work in his car. (Which one is grammatical?) English - Jen, Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11:11pm I would say "my father drives his car to

  4. chem

    Under constant pressure, a system of gases is sealed in a cylinder and then allowed to expand. What can you conclude about the work associated with this change? A. Work is negative and is done to the system. B. Work is negative

  1. maths

    Driving to work alone. It is reported that 77% of workers aged 16 and over drive to work alone. Choose 8 workers at random. Find the probability that a) All drive to work alone b) More than one-half drive to work alone c) Exactly

  2. physics......PLEASE HELP!!

    A steam engine absorbs 1.98*10^5 J and expels 1.49*10^5 J in each cycle. Assume that all of the remaining energy is used to do work. a. What is the engine's efficiency? b. How much work is done in each cycle? If a gasoline engine

  3. History

    Why did Nicholas Copernicus wait to publish his works on his deathbed? His work on the three laws of motion contradicted the Lutheran Church. His work on heliocentric theory went against Catholic doctrine and beliefs. His work

  4. Physics

    A grocery cart with a mass of 18 kg is pushed at constant speed along an aisle by a force F = 12 N. The applied force acts at a 20° angle to the horizontal. Find the work done by each of the forces on the cart if the aisle is 14

  1. science

    How can a machine make work easier for you? A. by decreasing the amount of work you do on an object B. by changing the direction of your applied force C. by increasing the work done by the machine D. none of the above**

  2. Digital Arts

    A copyright allows for all of the following EXCEPT A. using someone else's work B. telling other people you made up the idea* C. using but slightly changing some else's work D. creating a new work that uses part of copyrighted

  3. Maths

    . Two friends Kallis work separately they work of levelling, alternately for one Kallis and Clerk take up the work of levelling the field. If they stely they take 8 hours and 12 hours respectively to finish the muelling the

  4. English

    1. I prefer working to doing nothing. 2. I prefer to work rather than to do nothing. 3. I prefer to work rather than do nothing. 4. I prefer to work to to do nothing. 5. I prefer to work to do nothing. [Are the sentences from #1

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.