"Я не можу!"

Translation:I can not!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Carl_Ramrod
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The correct translation should be "I cannot," not "I can not."

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/usage/cannot-or-can-not

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sagitta145
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Both "I can't!" and "I cannot!" are accepted now.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Halyna_ua
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But your link says that both are correct Both cannot and can not are acceptable spellings, but the first is much more usual. 

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carl_Ramrod
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According to this source, http://www.write.com/writing-guides/general-writing/word-choice/cannot-versus-can-not/, "Technically speaking, the two spellings are interchangeable; however, modern convention and preference use the spelling 'cannot.' Most modern word-processing software even highlights the use of 'can not' as grammatically incorrect. In addition, specific style guides may give the distinction for this preference as well."

As long as Duolingo continues to write "can not" instead of "cannot," the site will look like it is out of touch with contemporary written English.

8 months ago
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