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    I swore/swear to never/never to play with fire again.

    1. I swore to never play with fire again.

    2. I swore never to play with fire again.

    Which sentence should I use? Also, is it possible to use 'swear' instead of 'swore' in a composition?

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    Re: I swore/swear to never/never to play with fire again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    1. I swore to never play with fire again.
    2. I swore never to play with fire again.
    Pedants would say that only #2 is correct, but most of us can live with #1.
    Also, is it possible to use 'swear' instead of 'swore' in a composition?
    It depends on whether you are swearing as you write, or reporting a past oath..
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