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    #1

    in order not to / not to

    Hi,
    please can you tell me whether the second sentence could be normally used in spoken English?
    Thank you,
    T.

    I get up early in order not to be late.

    I get up early not to be late.
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    seems to me logical and easier.


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    #2

    Re: in order not to / not to

    A native speaker would more likely say

    I get up early so as not to be late.

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    #3

    Re: in order not to / not to

    Could one say ...

    I get up early in order to not be late


    Many thanks.


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    #4

    Re: in order not to / not to

    No. It would be

    I get up early in order not to be late

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