ENGLISHMiscellaneous English Grammar

ABILITY

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We say ‘Ability to do something’ (not OF DOING); e.g.

a) Nobody doubts his ability to get the project finished in time.
b) Your ability to work under pressure is great.

INCORRECT: These machines are destroying our ability of thinking.
CORRECT: These machines are destroying our ability to think.

NOTE-I: We say ‘Ability in a language/subject’ (not OF); e.g.

INCORRECT: Ruchika has demonstrated considerable ability of Mathematics.
CORRECT: Ruchika has demonstrated considerable ability in Mathematics.

NOTE-II: We say reading/writing/teaching/acting ability (not OF READING, ETC.); e.g.

Her acting ability was recognized at a very early age.

INCORRECT: I want to improve my ability of reading.
CORRECT: I want to improve my reading ability.

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Maha Gupta

Founder of www.examscomp.com and guiding aspirants on SSC exam affairs since 2010 when objective pattern of exams was introduced first in SSC. Also the author of the following books:

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