Grammar Patterns

poss N

The 'ability' group

These nouns refer to abilities.
His eyesight is fine.
Bill tested my mettle more severely than any other suicidal client I have had.
I did everything in my power to make sure Russell would keep loving me.
Ability 1, inability, and incapacity are always followed by a to-infinitive clause.
People also vary in their ability to communicate their needs and demands to others.
  • ability
  • accomplishments
  • artistry
  • capability
  • capacity
  • energy (usu plural)
  • eyesight
  • faculties
  • hearing
  • inability
  • incapacity
  • mettle
  • potential
  • power
  • reach
  • reactions
  • sight
  • skill
  • touch
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