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    #1

    going to + negative

    Hello,
    Could you please tell if it's correct to say

    " I' m going to not to talk during the lesson."


    or to be going to should no be used with negative main verb

    shell I rather say

    " I am not going to talk during the lesson "



    Thank you to whomever for your help

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    #2

    Re: going to + negative

    Quote Originally Posted by helenabertz View Post
    Hello,
    Could you please tell me if it's correct to say:

    "I'm going to not to talk during the lesson."


    or should "to be going to" should not be used with a negative main verb?

    shell Should I rather say:

    "I am not going to talk during the lesson."

    Thank you to whomever for your help.
    See above.

    You don't need to put a space after opening quotation marks or before closing quotation marks. Don't put a space after an apostrophe either.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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