Which is right?

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yunakim

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I am confused the usage of "in order (not) to".

My sentance is as follows:
~~ in order for the file not to spread on P2P systems.
^^^^

But somebody told me "in order for the file to not spread" is right.

Could you teach me which is right?
 

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Written English: not to spread
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jirikoo

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Written English: not to spread
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With respect for you I think is incorrect. Its always "not to spread".
Negative usually comes before infinitive. Maybe someone may ever use the other connection in a colloquial language but its grammatically wrong.
 
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