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    #1

    You ought not smoke so much.

    Hi,

    Is it correct that "to" is not used after "ought" in negative sentences as in:

    You ought not smoke so much.

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    #2

    Re: You ought not smoke so much.

    No — it's needed.

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    #3

    Re: You ought not smoke so much.

    Omitting to sounds odd to my AmE ears.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: You ought not smoke so much.

    I have heard it without to. It sounds OK to me.

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