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how to use this sentence ?

Postby Cool Boy » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:36 pm

I have been able to drive...

could any body please repharse ( :?: ) this in simple word for me ...

Thanks .
If anything wrong in this post then do correct me . Thanks .
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Postby Pirate » Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:44 pm

Where did you find this sentence? Can you paste here the whole paragraph?
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Re: how to use this sentence ?

Postby Guest » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:59 pm

Cool Boy wrote:I have been able to drive...

could any body please repharse ( :?: ) this in simple word for me ...

Thanks .

I have been able to drive...(for two years/since 1998/since I started to learn it in high school/etc.) means I knew how to drive in the past and still continue to be able to drive until now. Clear enough for ya? :wink:
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Postby GiddyGad » Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:20 pm

I have been able to drive...(for some time or since I was...) might just as well mean:
- "It shouldn't be difficult for me to learn the controls of an airplane" or
- "All my driving experience has helped me to avoid the accident".
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