Originally Posted by FWThe first alternate sentence is fine, but you have to ignore the comma for the sentence to make sense. (In that case, of course, it is exactly the same as the original.) The second alternate sentence is good, but it is awkward. Try: "I went to the party, but not to see her."A-I didn't go to the party to see her.
1-I didn't go to the party, to see her.
2-It wasn' t to see her that I went to the party. (I did go, but it wasn't in order to see her.)
More later, perhaps.