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    can, able, capable

    Hi there,
    What are the differences among 'can', 'able' and 'capable' since they refer to one's ability?
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    pete

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    Exclamation Re: can, able, capable

    'Can' is a modal verb denoting ability while 'able' and capable are adjectives meaning competenteny and having power or ability to do something respectively.

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