Yujia Wong
What's the difference between "can" and "be able to"? Thank you!!
Aug 14, 2014 7:40 AM
Answers · 1
"Can" is a modal verb, and this limits its usage somewhat. For example, it's impossible to use it if there's already another auxiliary verb. eg. "will be able to" ("will can" is not possible) "have been able to" (I can't even see where it's possible to add "can" here) Of course, in simple situations it may be possible to use either.
August 14, 2014
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