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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Question The difference of can and able to

    Hello,
    1. I can swimming
    2. I am able to swimming
    Which one is better? which one is most usually be used?
    Thank you.

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    Re: The difference of can and able to

    Neither. I can swim. I am able to swim.

    I use "I can" more often than "I am able to."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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