I had also the Same Query in several times. Because Here in my Place, I saw People preferring to use VERB + NOT + To VERB as like as in Sentence 1 in most of the cases rather than using Sentence 2 ?.
Sentence 1: I try not to drive my car in an inefficient Manner.
Sentence 2: I don’t try to drive my car in an inefficient Manner.
Are both of these are same and formal? and Is there difference between these Sentence ?.
I Checked with my Tutor, He has cleared my doubt on this , I am sharing that answer to you here.
- Both the sentences mean the same.
- ‘Verb + not to’ (Sentence 1) is used in highly formal diction.
- It (Sentence 1) puts emphasis on the verb and makes the reader / listener focus in on the statement.
- He advised me that, We can use this statement in writing and speaking (Sentence 1)