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Are there any differences in usage, meaning etc, of better not to and better don't?
Thank you for your prompt repy.
1. I didn't ask about had better ony about better not to
BBC websiete:(I think it's a strong argument for "better don't" being grammatical.)
An another example:It remembered me the article I saw in one of my English text book about the same subject ( yours was more complete ) and I liked it . And I think it's better don't think about how much cosmetic product , we ( women) will use from the cradle to the grave .
Cheers,Science is by definition, a learning process. Pronouncements of certainty from people who really should know better don't help.
I think it's a good idea to post some example of "better not to" to clarify what I meant.
The examples are from BBC website.
It's better not to concentrate on the same subject for too long.
Or do you reckon that it's better not to know what to expect before you audition?
In that case it's better not to kill any cubs in case they were yours.
This sentence doesn't use the phrase "better don't". It uses the phrases "people who should know better" and "don't help".
People who should know better (subject) don't help (verb)
Thank you all.