Grammar Patterns

N to-inf

The 'ability' group

These nouns refer to the ability or opportunity to do something, or the inability to do something.
She is confident in her ability to cope with whatever weather conditions may arise.
Children should have the opportunity to explore ideas, follow their interests, expand their horizons.
He knows exactly what he is saying and will soon have the power to see his wishes through.
Always make concessions while you still have room to manoeuvre.
  • ability
  • capability
  • capacity
  • chance
  • facility
  • freedom
  • inability
  • incapacity
  • instinct
  • means
  • opportunity
  • option
  • potential
  • power
  • room
  • scope
  • space
  • time
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