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    Use of "ought to"

    Hallo, would anyone explain me the following?
    I have read that we don't normally use the particle "to" with "ought" in negations

    e.g. You ought not try to cure yourself without the guidance of a qualified doctor.

    What about questions? I saw both variants - with "to" and without. Which one is correct?

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    Re: Use of "ought to"

    You ought not to try to cure yourself without the guidance of a qualified doctor. Only in ellipses where ‘to’ is optional.

    What about questions? I saw both variants - with "to" and without. Which one is correct? With ‘to’.

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