"try not to make a sound" or "try to not make a sound"

lagoo

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I came across these two sentences as follows:

  1. We are doing the right thing to not give up on him.
  2. Try not to make a sound.

Are these correct?
If so, why do the negations of the infinitives locate differently?
In sentence (1), is it acceptable to move “not” before “to”?
 

Rover_KE

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In #1, 'not' would sound better before 'to'.
 

emsr2d2

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I would find #1 more natural as "We are doing the right thing by not giving up on him".
 
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