The following is a question from my text book.
Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Our purpose is to help the people in the disaster area, ______ go there just out of curiosity.
(1) and in order not to, (2) and not to, (3) but to, (4) not so as to.
The answer is (2). But, I have a doubt about it.
Take the following question as an example.
He asked us to leave and not to return again.
He asked us two things: one is to leave, and the other is not to return again.
So, the sentence in the question with (2) inserted in the blank will mean that there are two purposes: one is to help the people in the disaster area, and the other is not to go there just out of curiosity, which sounds strange. Am I wrong?
The true answer should be "not to" as in.
This is a dog, not a cat.