Posted by Henry on May 23, 2003
In Reply to: Cannot posted by ESC on May 23, 2003
: : I've learned a lot on the Internet about the difference between "cannot" and "can not", but it is hard for me to find "authorized" dictionaries, or other "well-known" grammar/usage books which give the details or definitions of the usage, distinction etc. Would you please offer me some links on the web?
: : Thank you.
: The Associated Press Stylebook lists "cannot."
The Guardian newspaper has an on-line style guide. It doesn't have cannot as an entry, but uses it in two other entries, so it appears to support the use of cannot.
stalemate - Do not use to mean deadlock or impasse: a stalemate
is the end of the game, and cannot be broken or resolved
impracticable - impossible; it cannot be done