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I'm not sure whether the selected phrases are correct? What is the way natives speak that?

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    what do you think it should be instead? – Mixolydian Jun 7 '19 at 16:26
  • See the updated question for an example) – embedc Jun 7 '19 at 16:50
  • A less awkward way of phrasing must be not included is must be excluded. – Jason Bassford Jun 7 '19 at 19:05

The first example, "must not be included", is correct. In modern English, finite negations can only be attached to auxiliary verbs ("be" in this instance). That said, both examples would almost definitely be understood by native speakers.

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