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I can't understand the sentence below. It is very strange for me. What is "not to get to"? Can you please explain this sentence?

I try not to get to stay up late.
 

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You must have found that sentence somewhere. Remember the forum's rules about telling us where.

The writer probably started to write "to get", then decided to write "to stay" and forgot to delete the first bit.
 
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Yes, the sentence makes no sense. Check it and come back to us.
 

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You must have found that sentence somewhere. Remember the forum's rules about telling us where.

The writer probably started to write "to get", then decided to write "to stay" and forgot to delete the first bit.
I don't have any reference. I was chatting with American Person and he said that.
If it be "I try not to get up late", what is "not to get up"? We negative verbs with "don't" and "doesn't" for the present continues.
 
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"I try not to get up late" means that the person tries to avoid getting up (getting out of bed) at whatever time he/she considers to be "late". There won't be any agreement on what that time might be.
 

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"I try not to get up late" means that the person tries to avoid getting up (getting out of bed) at whatever time he/she considers to be "late". There won't be any agreement on what that time might be.
Can we also say: "I don't try to get up late" , please?
 

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Is the two sentence below the same, please?
1. Don't you try to pay for this.
2. You try not to pay for this.
1. Don't try to do (something).
2. Try not to do (something).

I think they don't mean the same.
 

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An 's' is missing after 'sentence' in the quote box in the above post.
 

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An 's' is missing after 'sentence' in the quote box in the above post.
Oh, I always forgot to write the plural nouns with 's'. it's my mistake. Thank you.
 

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Not necessarily. With or without the,'you' it is a command. With it, it is even more emphatic.
 
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