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    Please check it!

    I have some following sentences:
    1. They were paid to not produce PCs using AMD-brand microprocessors.
    2. They were paid not to produce PCs using AMD-brand microprocessors.
    3. They were paid to delay or not produce PCs using AMD-brand microprocessors.
    Could you please tell me which ones are correct? If incorrect, please correct it. Please focus on the #3, It is a compound sentence by the "or", could you please split it into two single sentences? I'm wondering what modifies the verb "delay" in the compound sentence and so I don't know how to write one of two single sentences (the other I've known how to write is for "not produce").
    Thank you so much!

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    Re: Please check it!

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    I have some following sentences:
    1. They were paid to not produce PCs using AMD-brand microprocessors.
    2. They were paid not to produce PCs using AMD-brand microprocessors.
    3. They were paid to delay or not produce PCs using AMD-brand microprocessors.
    Could you please tell me which ones are correct? If incorrect, please correct it. Please focus on the #3, It is a compound sentence by the "or", could you please split it into two single sentences? I'm wondering what modifies the verb "delay" in the compound sentence and so I don't know how to write one of two single sentences (the other I've known how to write is for "not produce").
    Thank you so much!
    Well, if you ask me I would split sentence no.3 in this way:
    - They were paid to delay the production of ....
    - They were paid not to produce ....
    (or "they were paid to stop producing ..")

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