cannot vs can not

cannot can not


  • 1) Am/are/is forbidden or not permitted to
  • 2) Can not ( = am/is/are unable to).
  • 3) Am, is, or are, not able; -- written either as one word or two.
  • 4) A way of writing can not, due to the silencing in pronunciation of one of the n′ s.


  • 1) These are strong warnings and the government cannot afford to ignore them.
  • 2) In the referendum people who usually cannot be bothered decided that they could be bothered.
  • 3) You will see that one cannot have chosen better.
  • 4) She still cannot mention where she lives or who she is with.
  • 5) Prices are fixed by the government and cannot be raised above a certain limit.
  • 6) But what would be the downside if people with asthma cannot compete?
  • 7) It is here on our own streets and it is one we cannot afford to lose.
  • 8) Our source said: 'We cannot afford to drop our guard.
  • 9) He wrote: 'I cannot wait to lay in it when the time comes.
  • 10) He said: 'We cannot get ahead of ourselves.
  • 11) The obsessive person usually despises these thoughts and rejects them intellectually but still cannot escape them.
  • 12) It gets no government funding and cannot employ locals.
  • 13) You cannot afford one or two days when you are not totally focused.
  • 14) Who wants to work for people you cannot trust?
  • 15) He cannot stay still for a minute.
  • 16) Governments cannot really change very much in most civilian lives.
  • 17) Please note that one chairman cannot win more than two weekly prizes.
  • 18) We cannot make other people do right.
  • 19) One cannot hide a paunch under a polo neck.
  • 20) Other people cannot be expected to read your mind.
  • 21) The government cannot afford any more scandals from any of its business partners if it is to pursue this agenda.
  • 22) Surely the fact that one cannot give that assurance in respect of any finite description constitutes a limit to language?
  • 23) The government cannot afford more embarrassment.
  • 24) But government cannot do it alone.
  • 25) If you are having trouble taking the plunge, remember that relationships cannot stand still.
  • 26) She has previously said: 'I cannot ride a bicycle.
  • 27) He said: 'I cannot talk about that.
  • 28) But we still cannot fancy them to get anything from their trip to the Liberty Stadium tomorrow.
  • 29) The only thing that Obama can offer Hillary that Mccain cannot is VP, but I don't think she wants it unless she thinks it is for the party's sake.
  • 30) He was not, however, awarded the WWE Championship because the title cannot change hands on a count-out.
  • 31) Second, the term cannot include rights that are not “fundamental.”
  • 32) If we considerpast practices and customs, however, the term cannot mean the typeof sweeping revisions of the Mass ritual and the alteration ofliturgical texts that we are now experiencing.
  • 33) But even there the term cannot be traced back very
  • 34) Leave of absence during the term cannot therefore be granted, except for the most urgent reasons.
  • 35) But, although I rejoice in the fact, I cannot stand against the logic of the scholar who argues that the term cannot be defended upon scientific principles.
  • 36) The term cannot be construed as meaning any of the following:
  • 37) Also in this sense the term cannot be traced farther back than the eleventh century.
  • 38) ‘Chemistry is one of those things that just cannot be planned for when casting a film.’
  • 39) ‘At present, if you draw a company pension you cannot go back to work for that company.’
  • 40) ‘The workload in Bradford is so great that it cannot take on any new clients at present.’
  • 41) ‘Birds die of fright very easily, and cannot fly at night to get away from a noise source.’
  • 42) ‘They cannot deny facts and the truth but of course they will never admit they are wrong.’
  • 43) ‘If we cannot obtain democracy by normal behaviour we must obtain it by the back door.’
  • 44) ‘The call is free from a landline, will not show up on an itemised bill and cannot be traced.’
  • 45) ‘This whole thing is tearing us apart because we cannot get to see our son every day.’
  • 46) ‘You cannot sit there and let someone into your house and let them perpetrate a crime.’
  • 47) ‘Anyone who would like to bid for one of the lots, but who cannot make it to the event can put in a sealed bid.’
  • 48) ‘I cannot believe he has no thoughts of the club and supporters who gave him a good life.’
  • 49) ‘It is now conceivable that there is a rift between them that cannot be easily healed.’
  • 50) ‘The best spinner in the world cannot take wickets for you from the other side of the globe.’
  • 51) ‘It is important to clarify that you cannot be sent to jail for not paying your licence fee.’
  • 52) ‘I cannot imagine what it would have been like if she had had to travel all the way to Dundee.’
  • 53) ‘It will ensure that we are governed by people whom we do not elect and whom we cannot remove.’
  • 54) ‘Mesfin does not go to school and cannot be sure of clean water or of getting one square meal a day.’
  • 55) ‘What we have to recognise is that as a historic city we cannot build what we like where we like.’
  • 56) ‘While that may certainly have been true a decade ago, it cannot be said to be the case now.’
  • 57) ‘Sport cannot resolve all our problems but it can at least reunite us a little bit more.’

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