What part of speech is "to" before the verb? Is that an infinitive? Can you have a split verb infinitive?

To be or not to be; that is the question

To explore, to seek ... to boldly go... in Star Trek opening mission statement;

1 Answer
Oct 6, 2016

Answer:

You're mostly right.

Explanation:

To go is the infinitive form of the verb go.
To boldly go is a split infinitive.
All infinitives are verbs, so it is also a split verb infinitive - but pointing out they are verbs in redundant.