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    I can't go to the party.

    Q:Can we use can not instead?

    I know there are cnnnot and can't. Both are OK. How about can not?

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    Re: can

    Any of the three can be used, they have the same meaning.

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    Re: can

    Quote Originally Posted by dido4 View Post
    I can't go to the party.

    Q:Can we use can not instead?

    I know there are cnnnot and can't. Both are OK. How about can not?

    Thank you
    "Cannot" is far more common than "can not". IMO, there is no reason to use "can not" unless one intends special emphasis on the word "not".

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