“We can able to” or “we are able to” [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 4 years ago. Improve this question Can someone tell me if “we can able to” or “we are able to” is the correct usage? I … Read more

“Be able to,” “can” in reduced relative pronouns

I am trying to remember whether the sentences below are correct: I don’t know this guy being able to complete this task. I don’t know this guy can complete this task. I think the first one is correct. (I know they don’t mean much but I am asking in grammatical manner.) I am also trying … Read more

Is the usage “can able to” wrong? I believe it’s wrong. But where can I find some reference on the same?

I hear a lot of people use ‘can able to’ in their daily talk. I believe it’s entirely wrong. Both ‘can’ and ‘able to’ hold the same meaning. Where do I get more information on the same and also the exact places where I should use ‘can’ and where I should use ‘able to’? Answer … Read more

“will be able to” vs. “can”

Consider the following: He will be able to do it. He can do it. They mean the same thing, right? Can “can” replace “will be able to” in any sentence? What is the difference, if anything? Why not just use the shorter version? Answer No, they’re not the same thing. Will be able to obviously … Read more

What is the infinitive of “can”?

Like the title says: I don’t think “to can” is right 🙂 I mean “can” as in to be able to. I’m aware of other meanings. I can’t find the answer here. (There’s What is an “infinitive”? which sidesteps this precise case). Online dictionaries draw a blank (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/can, e.g.). I’m looking for some official indication … Read more