Wednesday, February 23, 2011

English Common Errors: Able - English editing.

If someone is able to do something, they can do it and it is not unusual or surprising if they do it: The doctor said that after a few days I’d be able to get out of bed.’ ‘Will u be able to play on Saturday?’ If someone is capable of (doing) something, they do not usually do it, but it is possible for them to do it if they want to: ‘I’m sure he’s quite capable of getting here on time, but he can’t be bothered.’ ‘The power station is capable of generating enough electricity for the whole region.’
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