“to” after an option is a preposition or “particle”?

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Your Question:

When you say:

I offer you the option to not travel

the “to” after an option is a preposition or is it the “to particle”. We know that we negate the infinitive by putting “not” before the “to particle”.

Answer:

In this case the “to” is the “particle.”

This is because the correct grammatical construction would be: “I offer you the option not to travel.” Not always comes before the to particle, and whenever to is in front of a verb it is a particle and not a preposition.

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