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Rule "not able (unable)"

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Description: not able (unable)
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool because its category is not active by default
Message: Avoid using "not". Did you mean unable?
Category: Plain English (ID: PLAIN_ENGLISH)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He was not able to join the meeting.
    Correction suggestion: unable
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He was unable to join the meeting.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: NOT_ABLE [1]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-10 20:33:03 +0000)