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    #1

    Smile can and is able to

    hello,

    I want to ask what's the difference between can and is able to?

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    #2

    Re: can and is able to

    .
    Mostly, can has no future tense and a confusing past tense (could).

    I can dance.
    I will be able to dance.
    I was able to dance.
    I could dance.
    (in the past? if I wanted to now?)
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