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    will be able to read / can read your handwriting

    The handwriting on the envelope is illegible. I wonder whether the postman will be able/can read your handwriting.

    Can either verb be used?

    Thanks.

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    Re: will be able to read / can read your handwriting

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The handwriting on the envelope is illegible. I wonder whether the postman will be able/can read your handwriting.

    Can either verb be used?
    In this particular example, will be able to is appropriate. The speaker is clearly speaking about a future ability.

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    Re: will be able to read / can read your handwriting

    Hi Fivejedjon

    Sorry for leaving out 'to', and thanks for spotting the error. And many thanks for your help.

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