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    Default The verb after NOT.

    I was reading a novel and I read this sentence:
    He had not hoped to get more than four hundred seeds.
    What I want to ask about is should not the verb hoped be in the present tense because it follows not?

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    Default Re: The verb after NOT.

    Quote Originally Posted by Latoof
    I was reading a novel and I read this sentence:
    He had not hoped to get more than four hundred seeds.
    What I want to ask about is should not the verb hoped be in the present tense because it follows not?
    "not" doesn't determine tense. The sentence is fine.

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    Default Re: The verb after NOT.

    I don't know why I beleive that NOT must be followed by infinitive. I think it is the time to stop this idea.

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    Default Re: The verb after NOT.

    Quote Originally Posted by Latoof
    I don't know why I beleive that NOT must be followed by infinitive. I think it is the time to stop this idea.
    Good idea.

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