I Cannot, Can Not or Can’t—Which Should I Use?

I have just received the weekly report from my free Grammarly account. I cannot/can not can’t express my total gratitude enough for this inspirational Grammarly app. THANK YOU GRAMMARLY!The weekly update report they send me, highlights total words written for the week, types of mistakes I made and if I made use of unique words in my content. You have no Idea how great it feels to a non-English speaking native, to see the marked growth achieved each week. I’VE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH I CANNOT, CAN NOT OR  CAN’T—SINCE I WAS A KIDHere’s what I had a problem with, the correct use of the word can’t.Can’t is a contraction of cannot, and it’s best suited for informal writing. The only time you’re likely to see can not written as separate words is when the word “can” happens to precede some other phrase that happens to start with “not.” In formal writing and where contractions are frowned upon, use cannot.It is possible to write can not, but you generally find it only as part of some other construction, such as “not only . . . but also, etc..”Why don’t you get the advanced grammar checking tool for free, It can change even your writing style awesomely!Original WorkOriginality: 100%No sign of plagiarism was found.Content by Andre’ George Hartslief- A.k.a.Tranquilpen ©2017 all rights reservedphotos from-Creative Commons Zero – CC0

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Hello, my name is Andre’ Hartslief. I finally discovered, that man’s whole purpose in life, is not to do the right things in life or to be good, to be successful or famous. Our entire purpose in life is to express divinity through every one of us. How we do that, is by transforming ourselves completely, from an old state of existence to a new state and when we start removing those limitations. It is only, then, that the intelligence which gives us all life, namely, the source, begins to express itself unbridled through us.

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