Hi newg,Why don't you say : "You have to be really thick to never change your mind" ?
"never" after "to" and not before.
Then again... there are arguments against that rule.10. Take care to never split infinitives. Wrong 10. Take care never to split infinitives. Correction
An infinitive is the word 'to' followed by a verb. In these sentences, the infinitive is 'to split,' words that have been separated in the first example by the word 'never.' 'To' and its accompanying verb should always be together. Solutions
J'espère ne pas avoir dérogé aux règles du forum (une question par fil) en répondant à celle-ci. Elle me semblait en lien direct.We are told to never split an infinitive — as this author just did. [We are told not to say "to never split an infinitive," but rather "never to split an infinitive.")
In fact, the option of splitting infinitives allows us to distinguish between "to suddenly fire" (to fire without warning) and "to fire suddenly" (to shoot many bullets in a short time).
Many prescriptive rules were written to mirror Latin usage, where the infinitive is a single word (to praise:laudare) and therefore cannot be split; English infinitives are two words (to praise) and can easily be split.