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'?
This is Indian English. If you are talking to the rest of the world you should check out
This may be common in Indian English. However, it's certainly not accepted as Standard English because, as you say, can and be able to have the same meaning.
Because able to isn't a verb but part of an adjectival phrase, it requires a verb; but as it's adjectival that verb is be, not can.
protected by RegDwigнt♦ Dec 6 '12 at 9:45
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