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    #1

    should I not have

    1-Should I not have mentioned it?
    2-Should I have not mentioned it?

    Are these sentences both acceptable?
    If they are, is there any difference in their meanings?
    Does "2" imply an active refraining from "mentioning it"?

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    #2

    Re: should I not have

    Are these sentences both acceptable? Yes.
    If they are, is there any difference in their meanings? There is a slight difference.
    Does "2" imply an active refraining from "mentioning it"? Yes, in my opinion.

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    #3

    Re: should I not have

    Thank you very much 5jj,

    So this one is also correct and implies that I should have actively refrained from mentioning it?

    3-I should have not mentioned it.


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    Re: should I not have

    Yes, in my opinion.

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