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Autor:  Renan
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Data:  26/AGO/2014 9:37 PM
Assunto:  Can not
 
Mensagem:  The Washington State University language site says:
These two spellings [cannot/can not] are largely interchangeable, but by far the most common is “cannot” and you should probably use it except when you want to be emphatic: “No, you can not wash the dog in the Maytag.”

Merriam-Webster lists cannot as one word. If you try looking up “can not” in the online unabridged, you will be sent to a list of suggestions headed by cannot.


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Can not  –  Carla B.  24/AGO/2014, 11:45 AM
 Can not  –  Renan  26/AGO/2014, 9:37 PM

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