Which one of these sounds correct (American English)? Is there a better way of saying this?

  1. I was not sober enough for you not to notice I'd been drinking.
  2. I was not sober enough for you to not notice I'd been drinking.
  • It actually does... thank you. Both "not to" and "to not" are acceptable these days, I get it. Now I wonder if this sentence sounds natural – I love RDJ Jun 2 '20 at 17:18
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    @IloveRDJ The double negative makes it a little convoluted. How about "I was too inebriated for you not to notice..." or "I wasn't sober enough to hide that I'd been drinking..." or "From my behavior, you must've known I'd had a few too many." – AffableAmbler Jun 2 '20 at 18:15
  • Thanks guys. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions. – I love RDJ Jun 2 '20 at 20:20
  • I think you should think about the circularity of the idea itself as you express. You are trying to say that “I’d drunk too much for it not to be obvious to you.”. This is a much simpler way of putting it. – Tuffy Jun 2 '20 at 22:31
  • Is your audience over 40? – phoog Jun 3 '20 at 3:09