English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "ability"

His ability to run 6 miles in 40 minutes is incredible for a man his ageShe has a natural ability in sports, and seems to do well in any sport she tries.

His ability to run 6 miles in 40 minutes is incredible for a man his age.

If you are able to come to the party, everyone will be really happy to see you.

If you are unable to do the job alone, just ask Beverly to give you a hand.

His inability to speak French has limited his advancement in the federal public service.

Peter seems to have a natural ability for learning languages.

Martha's inability to overcome her fear of water has kept her from learning how to swim.

The victim was so scared that she was unable to answer the policeman's questions until hours after the attack.

George Allen once observed that each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well.

Napoleon Bonaparte once said that ability is nothing without opportunity.

There is a Swedish proverb which states that the strongest among the disabled is the one who never forgets his disability.

Australia's largest bird, the emu, has the ability to run over 40 miles an hour.

He has a lot of natural ability in sports, but he doesn't work very hard.

Morocco has to import a lot of its food because the desert climate affects its ability to grow enough food to support its population.

Drinking alcohol seriously affects your ability to drive a car safely.

Culture, in the scientific sense, is the ability to invent new behaviors that are adopted by the population group and are passed along to succeeding generations.

The ability of modern science to describe the internal structure of the moon is based on a variety of physical observations.

Our ability to change and alter this planet's natural environment is largely limited to surface processes.

Discussion question: What is more important for success, ability or effort?


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