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My sister went to the bathroom, but couldn't turn the knob. She said "My hands are too sweaty for the door not to work." I corrected her with "My hands are too sweaty for the door to work." I provided a similar sentence to prove I was right: "My legs are too weak to support my body." If I had said "My legs are too weak to not support my body", it wouldn't make sense, would it? Please help me settle this debate with her.

edited Apr 20 at 04:59 Bennett Howse New member

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Your versions are correct.

link comment answered Apr 20 at 07:38 Jed Grammarly Fellow

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