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  1. saloom2's Avatar
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    Angry (Not+to) or (to+Not)

    Hello everyone,

    I'm sorry to not have written earlier.?


    I'm sorry not to have written earlier?


    THANKS in advance.

  2. 5jj's Avatar
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    Re: (Not+to) or (to+Not)

    I'm sorry not to have written earlier.

    That is more natural. Why? I think this is just one of those occasions when the answer is 'Because it is'.

    Actually, most of us would probably say, "I'm sorry I didn't write earlier/sooner".


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