Grammar Tips: ‘Cannot’ or ‘can not’?

checklist-1622517_960_720Confused between “Cannot” and “Can not”? Check this out to find out which one is correct.

 

 

“Both cannot and can not are acceptable spellings, but the first is much more usual. You would use can not when the ‘not’ forms part of another construction such as ‘not only’.”

-English Oxford Living Dictionaries [en.oxforddictionaries.com]

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For example:

These green industries can not only create more jobs, but also promote sustainabledevelopment of the land.

 

 

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