Consider the two sentences:
a) Make a habit of not to think of her.
b) Make a habit of not thinking of her.
Which one is the correct sentence? Please explain.
Got it. Thank you both of you.
Other contexts require a different response, but for the same reason.
For example 'It's important to think of her' -> 'It's important not to think of her' (not 'It's important not thinking of her.')
And other words can take either: 'It's silly not to think of her' and 'It's silly not thinking of her'.' (To my ear, the second version sounds slightly more informal - especially in the positive version: 'It's silly thinking of her.'
Last edited by BobK; 16-May-2010 at 12:08. Reason: Added second para