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    not (to) shrink

    Hello,

    -We want to expand the business, not shrink it.
    We want to expand the business, not to shrink it.

    -I just wanted to leave, not (to) stay.

    I am just wondering whether we must use 'to' or not, that is, what if we use 'to' after 'not'?

    Thanks.

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    Re: not (to) shrink

    Your sentences are fine with or without to.

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