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    #1

    Not to

    "He also advised Henry to not participate in the Grizzlies' summer league games. Vasquez, who is represented by Herb Rudoy, played in the summer league with an additional insurance policy. But Vasquez was advised not to sign a contract for the same reason as Henry."

    Would it have been incorrect to write "not to participate...."? I'm not sure why the writer used "to not" one time and "not to" the other.

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    #2

    Re: Not to

    The author probably wanted to mix writing styles. They are interchangeable.

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    #3

    Re: Not to

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    The author probably wanted to mix writing styles. They are interchangeable.
    A lot of members say "to not" is not good English, so I doubt it's a good idea often to use it...
    Especially in this text "to not" sounds absolutely improper to me.

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