cannot vs can not : Common Errors in English

About cannot vs can not

These two spellings are largely interchangeable, but by far the mostcommon is “cannot” and you should probably use it except when you want to be emphatic: “No, you can not wash the dog in the Maytag.”See also “.”

cannot in News

  1. Supreme Court: Companies cannot obtain patents for human genes

    The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously that human genes are "a product of nature" and companies cannot obtain patents on them — a major shift in patent policy that could open the door to broader medical research on certain cancers and other diseases. The decision threw out patents awarded ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Washington Times

  2. Supreme Court says genes cannot be patented unless synthetic

    WASHINGTON — Companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Post and Courier

  3. Human genes cannot be patented, Supreme Court rules

    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WABC-TV New York

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