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    Default not to/to not

    Dear teachers.

    I'd like to know the difference between "(1)" and "(2)".

    1. Your health is too important not to ask questions. Don't be afraid to question your doctor.

    2. Your health is too important to not ask questions. Don't be afraid to question your doctor.

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    Default Re: not to/to not

    No difference in meaning; some grammarians do not like the split infinitive ('to not ask') in (2).

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