Able vs Capable

Able = Having the power , means or opportunity to do something.

  • Will you be able to come?
  • They need to be able to irrigate without relying solely on rain water.
  • He has informed his ability to attend the meeting.

Capable = Having the ability or fitness or quality necessary to do or achieve a SPECIFIED thing.

  • Show your teacher what you are capable of.
  • He is quite capable of taking care of himself.
  • Only the democratic party is capable of running the administration.
  • Automation gives us the capability to do certain jobs quickly and well.
  • A very capable doctor/nurse/teacher.
  • I think your plan is capable being improved.
  • We have to¬†further improve our¬†nuclear capability considering the local situations.

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