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    to be able to

    Can any body please explain me how can I use 'to be able to' in sentence

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    Re: to be able to

    Quote Originally Posted by oxford2011 View Post
    Can any body please explain me how can I use 'to be able to' in sentence
    If you are able to give us some examples then we will be able to help you.

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    Re: to be able to

    Quote Originally Posted by oxford2011 View Post
    Can anybody please explain to me how I can use 'to be able to' in a sentence?
    Your earlier posts suggest that you are capable of writing better English than that, oxford.

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    Re: to be able to

    Quote Originally Posted by oxford2011 View Post
    Can any body please explain me how can I use 'to be able to' in sentence

    REMINDER: NOT A TEACHER


    (1) As you know, "be able to" and "can" are often interchangeable:

    You can speak English very well./ You are able to speak English very well.

    (2) I feel that it is important to remember that there are times when it is

    not possible.

    (a) According to Raymon Murphy in his very popular book Grammar in Use,

    you must use "to be able" when someone managed [was successful] to do

    something in one particular situation.

    (i) Here is Mr. Murphy's example: The fire spread through the building very quickly,

    but everyone was able to escape.

    (a) You cannot use "could" in such a sentence. He does not explain why. I think that

    I know, but as a non-teacher, I must be careful not to give wrong information.

    Hopefully, a teacher will give us learners the reason.

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