I have often wanted this. When I used csh (and tcsh), I had an idiom:
This idiom inserts "word 88 through the last word" of the previous command at the point where you're typing on the current command line, which is typically the end.
In csh, it is not an error for such an expression to produce no words.
That is, there need not be a word 88, nor any that follow it.
If there is no word 88, this adds no words to the end of the command being typed, and then pushes the resulting command line into the history without execution.
As you probably know,
* ! (like !! and !-1) is the previous command;
* :88 is word 88 (the first word -- typically the command -- is zero) and csh would require such a word exist, but ...
* :88* is all the words starting at word 88, and then csh does not require the word to exist;
* :p means print, but do not execute the command line.
With or without the :p, the command line is added to the command history.
"Why 88?" you wonder? Because it is the same key as the * I'll need.
If you have commands that long, perhaps !:888*:p is what you need.
Sorry this doesn't work with bash AFAIK. Bash will merely say
bash: :88*: bad word specifier
Fun fact: your command does not usually need to be first.
> /tmp/foo echo My command is word 3
is valid in bash and csh.