I'm a little bit confused about using the word 'not' with verbs in some situations. I'd been trying to find any specific information, but I've failed. I would like to receive any help with the following:
Is it possible to use 'not' like this?

You can either do something or not (to?) do something else?
You can either learn how to swim or simply not go with us.

I know, that it's possible to use 'not to' in the sentences like 'I want you not to kill me'. Is there any kind of sentence where the usage of 'not' + infinitive is possible (except the one I've asked about)?

Also, feel free to point me to any mistakes I've made so far.


The two examples that you provided are correct (you do not need the "to" in parenthesis).

You could use "not to" thusly: "I am not to go to the attic," meaning that you are not allowed to go there. You could also use the "not to" construction as a noun phrase, e.g.: "Not to cause our patients harm is our sole intent."

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