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    Hi.
    Which is correct:"to not prevent something from happening" , or, "not to prevent~"?

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    Re: not

    'Not to prevent' is almost certainly better. In future, please give more context; it is sometimes difficult to tell from just three words.

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    Re: not

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'Not to prevent' is almost certainly better. In future, please give more context; it is sometimes difficult to tell from just three words.
    This book deffined "allow" as:

    =To make it possible for someone to do something, or to not prevent something from happeniing;permit:let;permit;agree to
    I have mentioned the second part

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    Re: not

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'Not to prevent' is almost certainly better. In future, please give more context; it is sometimes difficult to tell from just three words.
    Thank you sir.Is just it better, or mandatory?

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    #5

    Re: not

    Please read my words. I wrote, "'Not to prevent' is almost certainly better." (emphasis added)

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    Re: not

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Please read my words. I wrote, "'Not to prevent' is almost certainly better." (emphasis added)
    I asked if you meant we can use "to not prevent".

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    #7

    Re: not

    If one is better than the other, then it should be clear that they are both possible.

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