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    #1

    unable vs. not able

    Hello dear all,

    As you know, the negative form of able is unable. Can we also use not able instead of unable or not?

    For example:

    I am unable to understand what she wants.
    I am not able to understand what she wants.

    Is the second sentence correct or not? (I men not able)

    Thank you.

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    Re: unable vs. not able

    They are both correct and have the same meaning.

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