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clearwater
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to not think about a black cat

Post by clearwater » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 pm

lf I say "don't think about a black cat', you may find it difficult to not think about a black cat.


Hi,

I wonder whether the grammar of the words in bold is correct or not. I would say "not to think about a black cat".

Would anyone advise?

Thanks!

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Re: to not think about a black cat

Post by Joe » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:50 am

Your 2nd option is more idiomatic:

If I say "don't think about a black cat", you may find it difficult not to think about a black cat. :ok:
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Re: to not think about a black cat

Post by clearwater » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Thank you very much, Joe.

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