Cannot or can not?

Posted by R. Berg on May 05, 2003

In Reply to: Cannot or can not? posted by EE on May 05, 2003

: Is can not correct English? Many North Americans seem to use it rather than cannot. Thanks.

It should be "cannot."

By the way, "alot" should be "a lot," too. Many North Americans don't know that. Maybe the same North Americans who use "can not."