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Rule "are able to (can)"

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Description: are able to (can)
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: This expression is wordy. Consider using can.
Category: Redundant Phrases (ID: REDUNDANCY)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/wordiness/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Yes, there are some species of frogs that are able to throw up their entire stomach and wipe it off with their legs.
    Correction suggestion: can
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Yes, there are some species of frogs that can throw up their entire stomach and wipe it off with their legs.
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ID: ARE_ABLE_TO [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-26 22:33:06 +0200)