able

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 [ˈeɪbəl]


Inflections of 'able' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
abler
adj comparative
ablest
adj superlative
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able

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. able to [walk, attend, eat, talk, understand, work]
  2. [she, the baby, the patient] is able to [walk]
  3. will not be able to [walk] (again)
  4. am not able to [tell, judge, attend]
  5. able to [drive, vote, drink]
  6. is no longer able to [work]
  7. able to [do, obtain, get, use, view]
  8. able to [detect, get, provide, offer, help, identify]
  9. a [machine, device, system] able to [detect]
  10. an able [soldier, seaman, pupil, person, body, leader]
  11. [all, some, few] able [soldiers, men]
  12. [may, might, may well] be able to
  13. [wouldn't have been, wouldn't be, won't be] able to
  14. [barely, hardly, least, best] able (to)
  15. (not) [easily, physically] able (to)
  16. more able than most (to)
  17. ready, willing, and able
  18. if you are (both) willing and able
  19. able-bodied [people, person]
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