What are the two meanings of back?

What are the two meanings of back?

(Entry 1 of 5) 1a(1) : the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine. (2) : the body considered as the wearer of clothes They were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. (3) : capacity for labor, effort, or endurance Put your back into it!

Can not or Cannot British English?

Cannot is a contraction of can not. In British English cannot is the normal form. In American English both forms are acceptable but cannot is more common. In American English both forms are acceptable but cannot is more common.

How do you say I can’t formally?

Can’t is a contraction of cannot, and it’s best suited for informal writing. 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.”

What does Cannot mean?

: can not. cannot but or cannot help but or less commonly cannot help. : to be unable to do otherwise than we cannot but wonder why I cannot help feeling sorry for them.

Is it pronounced ant or aunt?

In Received Pronunciation they are different : ‘aunt’ is pronounced with a long ‘a’ as in ‘father’, while ‘ant’ has a short vowel as in ‘fat’. In Received Pronunciation, ‘aunt’ rhymes with ‘can’t’, while ‘ant’ rhymes with ‘rant’.

How do New Yorkers pronounce aunt?

Aunt is another one that’s pronounced differently depending on where you’re from: If you say it “ahnt” you’re probably from Britain or one of just a couple parts of the U.S. (notably the Boston area). In fact, the “ant” pronunciation is the older one, but it shifted to “ahnt” in England after the colonies were settled.

What is the difference between aunt and Auntie?

Sometimes, children use the terms aunt, aunty and auntie to refer to unrelated adult female friends. There is no real difference between aunty and auntie. As explained above, they are both affectionate terms for aunt. However, auntie is much more commonly used than aunty.