Re: cannot vs. can not

Subject: Re: cannot vs. can not
From: Elaine Malfas <ecmalfas -at- LVP -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 16:47:08 -0400

My 2 cents:

The Associate Press Stylebook lists "cannot" as acceptable. It is also
listed in the Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary as "cannot."

IMHO "can not" is awkward to read because it induces a pause.


> We are having "discussion" here about which is correct:
> cannot
> can not
> Some thoughts on this are appreciated.

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