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    #1

    I cann't

    I cann't but to tell you that you are a fool.
    I cann't but tell you that you are a fool.
    Which one is correct

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    #2

    Re: I cann't

    Either cannot or can't, not cann't

    The phrasing is very formal, so I'd suggest the non-contracted version.

    I cannot but tell you [that] you are a fool.

    This means the only thing I can do is tell you that you are a fool.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 10-Mar-2011 at 22:27.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I cann't

    People who respond to questions like to know if their answer has been of assistance. Unless you tell them, they never know. There is no need to write – you can just click on the ‘Thank you’ button at the bottom of their post.

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