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    #1

    I know better than argue with her.

    I know better than argue with her.

    Dictionaries say to use ‘know better than to do sth’. Is ‘know better than do sth’acceptable to native speakers too?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: I know better than argue with her.

    Dear Joham:

    I would say, 'I know better than to argue with her. (AmE speaker)

    I know better than argue with her. may sound fine to other speakers.


    Petra

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    #3

    Re: I know better than argue with her.

    It has to be the full infinitive, sorry.

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