Yes, an outlet has a connecting "bar" in the middle. This connects the upper 1/2 of the plug with the lower 1/2. Just cut this bar,right in the middle. Then the top 1/2 would be wired to the top--the bottom would have a different wire connecting it to it for just the bottom. They would share the same grounds,as there is but one ground screw.(You could pigtail the grounds together) i.e. wire nut the grounds together along with a third wire that goes to the receptacle.
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