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Which is correct?

"To not tell the truth" or "not to tell the truth"

asked Sep 16 '11 at 13:16 vjol New member

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"Not to tell the truth" is correct.

 

link comment answered Sep 16 '11 at 14:48 Rahul Gupta Expert
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It's relative, as far as I can see. I have seen it used both ways and done the same.

 

1. "To not tell the truth is a sin."

 

2. I would have preferred to lie, but not to tell the truth would have been the end.

 

You may kick me if I am incorrect.

 

EDIT: Anyways, I was incorrect. Edited, and I think it's still right.

link comment edited Sep 19 '11 at 14:49 Baitung New member
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not to tell the truth

link comment answered Sep 16 '11 at 16:19 Subash Dhungana New member

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