NOT + non-finite or ellipted clause

NOT + non-finite or ellipted clause

Point 16 in NEGATION is defined:

‘NOT’ before a non-finite or ellipted clause

*Note, that ‘Not’ + gerund in a subordinate clause is C1


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

I really like the idea of not having to miss my dogs!

Spanish female, level 3 writing class.


A very wide iWeb search for:

. Not * * *

*We have removed ‘not only’ because it is B2 in the EVP.

4 . NOT TO MENTION THE 12884
5 . NOT TO MENTION , 10810

10 . NOT TO MENTION THAT 7326

18 . NOT SURE IF IT 3998

23 . NOT SURE IF THIS 3164

25 . NOT BAD FOR A 2910
26 . NOT A LOT OF 2888
27 . NOT SURPRISINGLY , THE 2799

29 . NOT SURE IF THAT 2722

32 . NOT SURE IF I 2591

35 . NOT BEING ABLE TO 2402

Not being able to drive, I caught a taxi. (C1)

37 . NOT A BIG DEAL 2377

39 . NOT ALL OF THEM 2231

41 . NOT AT ALL . 2123

44 . NOT ALL OF THE 2076

46 . NOT SURE WHAT THE 1918

51 . NOT SURE IF YOU 1761
52 . NOT SURE WHAT TO 1727
53 . NOT TO BE CONFUSED 1726
54 . NOT SURE ABOUT THE 1653
55 . NOT SURE HOW TO 1651
56 . NOT TO MENTION IT 1640
57 . NOT EVEN CLOSE . 1615

59 . NOT TO SAY THAT 1571

61 . NOT SURE IF THE 1549
62 . NOT LONG AFTER , 1532

68 . NOT TO WORRY , 1374
69 . NOT TO BE OUTDONE 1299

71 . NOT THAT I ‘M 1255

73 . NOT A FAN OF 1240
74 . NOT TO MENTION A 1223
75 . NOT ALL OF THESE 1193
76 . NOT TO MENTION ALL 1163
77 . NOT SURE IF THEY 1158
78 . NOT LONG AGO , 1152

80 . NOT TOO LONG AGO 1063

83 . NOT SURE WHERE TO 997
84 . NOT SURE HOW MUCH 987

87 . NOT MUCH OF A 924
88 . NOT ALL OF US 923

90 . NOT TO MENTION THEY 894
91 . NOT BAD AT ALL 892
92 . NOT MUCH IS KNOWN 875
93 . NOT TO MENTION I 874
94 . NOT GOOD . 872

96 . NOT SURE WHAT YOU 833
97 . NOT SURE WHAT I 820

99 . NOT SURE OF THE 817
100 . NOT THAT I DO 817


_I not _VV

*we have removed incorrectly tagged ‘to’

1 OF NOT KNOWING 3715
2 FOR NOT GETTING 3476
3 OF NOT GETTING 3283
4 FOR NOT TAKING 2663
5 ABOUT NOT GETTING 2535
6 FOR NOT PAYING 2448
7 FOR NOT USING 2397
8 BY NOT USING 2360
9 FOR NOT MAKING 2343
10 FOR NOT KNOWING 2339
11 FOR NOT GIVING 2185

13 BY NOT ALLOWING 2065
14 FOR NOT WANTING 2000

16 OF NOT USING 1726
17 OF NOT TAKING 1546
18 OF NOT WANTING 1531
19 BY NOT TAKING 1466
20 FOR NOT GOING 1431
21 FOR NOT FOLLOWING 1422
22 ABOUT NOT WANTING 1308
23 OF NOT MAKING 1269

25 OF NOT PAYING 1125
26 BY NOT GIVING 1116
27 BY NOT PAYING 1114
28 BY NOT GETTING 1064
29 FOR NOT WEARING 1037
30 OF NOT GIVING 1037
31 ABOUT NOT USING 967
32 FOR NOT PROVIDING 962
33 BY NOT MAKING 939
34 FOR NOT KEEPING 925
35 ABOUT NOT KNOWING 922
36 FOR NOT MEETING 883
37 FOR NOT LETTING 878
38 FOR NOT ALLOWING 876

40 FOR NOT PUTTING 827
41 BY NOT GOING 804

43 FOR NOT TELLING 781
44 OF NOT SEEING 777
45 FOR NOT SHOWING 775
46 OF NOT EATING 773
47 OF NOT ALLOWING 772
48 BY NOT LETTING 754
49 BY NOT BUYING 737
50 OF NOT GOING 732

53 FOR NOT BUYING 696
54 BY NOT EATING 682
55 FOR NOT COMING 678
56 FROM NOT KNOWING 659
57 BY NOT PROVIDING 652
58 FOR NOT RESPONDING 652
59 FOR NOT COMPLYING 639
60 OF NOT LETTING 635
61 FOR NOT TRYING 630
62 OF NOT NEEDING 627
63 OF NOT PLAYING 599
64 OF NOT MEETING 591
65 WITH NOT KNOWING 586
66 FOR NOT WORKING 573
67 OF NOT WORKING 565
68 BY NOT KNOWING 564
69 FOR NOT READING 559
70 IN NOT KNOWING 549
71 FOR NOT SEEING 542
72 OF NOT FEELING 542
73 FOR NOT PLAYING 520
74 FOR NOT THINKING 520

76 ABOUT NOT LETTING 508
77 FOR NOT BELIEVING 504
78 ABOUT NOT MAKING 499
79 FOR NOT POSTING 496
80 OF NOT CARING 485
81 FOR NOT ATTENDING 476

83 ABOUT NOT TAKING 470
84 WITH NOT GETTING 462
85 DESPITE NOT KNOWING 459
86 FOR NOT CHECKING 456
87 BY NOT PUTTING 443
88 OF NOT FOLLOWING 443
89 BY NOT FOLLOWING 439

91 FOR NOT LOOKING 430
92 ABOUT NOT GOING 427
93 FOR NOT ACCEPTING 426
94 FOR NOT LIKING 419

96 FOR NOT SUPPORTING 404
97 FOR NOT EATING 396
98 OF NOT WEARING 390
99 FOR NOT REPORTING 389
100 OF NOT REQUIRING 388


A2:
able, ago, believing, by, checking, even, fan, following, if, keeping, letting, posting, sure, trying
B1:
accepting, allowing, attending, caring, confused, despite, mention, providing, reporting, requiring, supporting, surprisingly
B2:
deal, responding
C1:
complying

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