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Monday, 3 December 2012
if someone or something is able to do something, they have skills or qualities which make it possible for them to do it.
if a person or thing is capable of doing something, they have the ability, capacity, or potential to do it.
The different usage between
is ' able ' has a broader meaning in one's ability but ' capable ' shows one's ability in a more specialized aspect.
She is an
teacher. ( She is a teacher with quality )
She is a
teacher. ( She has the ability to be a teacher )
also shows a sense of possibility whereas there is no such usage with
The situation is
In this situation, we can't replace
to show the possibility for improvement.
can be acquired through a series of training, but capability has nothing to do with training.
I do not doubt his
to do the work.
Hei Ting Pang
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