I went to a grammar school; we learnt grammar. I was walking in town one day and I noticed that there were a gang of nouns on their own; they didn’t seem to be qualified so I took them for just what they were, rather self-important. “We’re always included!” they bragged.
On the other side of the street was a bunch of verbs rudely splitting infinitives like ‘to boldly go’ in Trekky talk. Verbullies one and all. Trouble was brewing!
The preposition in the middle knew its place; the clue is pre. But both gangs gave it what for