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Autor:  Tom
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  11/SET/2005 8:26 PM
Assunto:  Can not
 
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Here is what my dictionary says:

 

Cannot or Can Not?
According to Merriam Webster's Dictionary of English Usage, "Both spellings are acceptable, but cannot is more frequent in current use. Chambers 1985 insists that cannot must be used in British English unless the not is to receive particular emphasis. A couple of American sources (Oxford American Dictionary 1980, Trimble 1975) mention that the two-word form can be used to indicate special emphasis.... "Can you jump? I can not, says the sergeant" (219).


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Help me move / moving?  –  jose rocha  10/SET/2005, 4:36 PM
Help me move / moving?  –  Dale/RS  10/SET/2005, 5:35 PM
Help me move / moving?  –  sylvia  10/SET/2005, 7:23 PM
Help me move / moving?  –  Dale/RS  10/SET/2005, 9:05 PM
Help me move / moving?  –  André Oliveira  10/SET/2005, 10:02 PM
Can not  –  CR  10/SET/2005, 10:49 PM
Can not  –  Dale/RS  10/SET/2005, 11:30 PM
Can not  –  sylvia  11/SET/2005, 2:15 PM
Can not  –  Johannes  11/SET/2005, 3:02 PM
Can not  –  Débora  11/SET/2005, 5:11 PM
 Can not  –  Tom  11/SET/2005, 8:26 PM
Débora/Can not  –  Dale/RS  12/SET/2005, 5:20 PM

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