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    #1

    capable/able

    Hi. I'd like to know the difference between 'capable' and 'able', how to differentiate them.
    thanks

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    #2

    Re: capable/able

    Different prepositions:
    capable of
    able to

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    #3

    Re: capable/able

    hello,

    is that capable of doing something and able to do something


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    #4

    Re: capable/able

    Hi. Thanks for the replies. So basically there is no subtle difference between 'able' and 'capable', besides the preposition, is it?


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