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modal verb cannot pronunciation in American English /ˈkæˌnɑt/cannot pronunciation in American English /kəˈnɑt/
  1. the negative form of can. The less formal way of saying and writing this is can’t

    Please don’t tell me what I can and cannot do!

    What if the parties cannot agree?

    You cannot escape the law.

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a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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