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    Failure makes people not want to/ don't want to.

    Hello everyone,

    Which one is better and why?

    Failure makes people not want to work hard.

    Failure makes people do not want to work hard.


    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: Failure makes people not want to/ don't want to.

    The second one is not grammatical.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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