Question: Has been able or was able?

Have been able VS was able?

Was is first person (or third person) past tense. Use it when you want to say that someone or something started (and completed) an action in the past: I was able to fix the faucet and now its fine. Have been is in the present perfect tense.

Can we use was with has been?

Has been is used in the third-person singular and have been is used for first- and second-person singular and all plural uses. The present perfect tense refers to an action that began at some time in the past and is still in progress.

Was able to in a sentence?

We were able to get a really good price on the car. We managed to get a really good price on the car. I was able to persuade her to volunteer at the show.

Was were able to examples?

We use was/were able to to talk about a specific event in the past. Examples: It was very windy last weekend so I could sail my boat very fast. Last Saturday evening it was raining so he didnt go for a walk.

Can could grammar?

Can, like could and would, is used to ask a polite question, but can is only used to ask permission to do or say something (Can I borrow your car? Can I get you something to drink?). Could is the past tense of can, but it also has uses apart from that--and that is where the confusion lies.

What is the difference between able and possible?

As adjectives the difference between possible and able is that possible is (usually|not comparable) able but not certain to happen; neither inevitable nor impossible while able is (obsolete|passive) easy to use .

Cant able to meaning?

If you mean wont be able, dont say cant be able. I cant be able is possible, but not in this context. In the right context, it would mean It is impossible, or out of the question, for me to be able.

Had received Vs have received?

In verb tenses we received is simple past we had received is past perfect. The simple past is used to describe actions and/or events that are now completed and no longer true in the present. The past perfect describes completed events that took place in the past before another past event.

When to use was or had been?

Had/has/have been is usually used for something that was done in the past and still applies (multiple events). Was/were usually applies to something done in the past that no longer applies (single event). Example: The well had been producing clean water.

Can could be able to grammar?

We sometimes use be able to instead of can or could for ability. Be able to is possible in all tenses - but can is possible only in the present and could is possible only in the past for ability. So we use be able to when we want to use other tenses or the infinitive.

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