Can we say “can’t able” in English?

The Mistake: When speaking about the inability to do something, English speakers in India often use the phrase “can’t able”:

  • We can’t able to come to class tomorrow.
  • can’t able to find my keys.

The phrase “can’t able” is NOT correct English. Avoid it.

The Correction: Speak correctly and with confidence by using either “can’t” or“unable” (not both words) to talk about the inability to do something in the present:

  • We can’t come to class tomorrow.
  • We are unable to come to class tomorrow.
  • can’t find my keys.
  • I am unable to find my keys.

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