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    #1

    not to burn oneself/to not burn oneself

    Hi everyone,
    This is a title to an article. I am a bit confused about how to use the negative infinitive here. Could someone please let me know whether both examples are possible.

    1. How to not burn yourself while drinking hot coffee.
    2. How not to burn yourself while drinking hot coffee.

    Thank you.

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    Re: not to burn oneself/to not burn oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by worcester View Post
    Hi everyone,
    This is a title to an article. I am a bit confused about how to use the negative infinitive here. Could someone please let me know whether both examples are possible.

    1. How to not burn yourself while drinking hot coffee.
    2. How not to burn yourself while drinking hot coffee.

    Thank you.
    I'd use #1.

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    Re: not to burn oneself/to not burn oneself

    #2 suggests that it is going to show someone attempting to burn themselves while making coffee but failing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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