The Spelling of Cannot

Dale Coye Dalecoye at AOL.COM
Tue Jan 30 02:11:43 UTC 2001

Every year I'm amazed at how many of my freshmen and sophomores do not seem
to ever have heard that 'cannot' is written as one word.     I can only
conclude that many high school teachers aren't aware of it either... so maybe
we're in the midst of a change-- I don't think any dictionaries list it as
two words? (Too lazy to look right now)

Dale Coye
Dept of Eng.
The College of NJ

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