Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Ability"

The meaning of "Ability" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I can't do this on my ability mean?
A: The speaker doesn't feel confident they have the ability to perform the action or task.
Q: What does The ability.....genes gives scientists a tool of unprecedented potential.
A. manipulates
B. manipulated
C. to manipulate
D. manipulating of
Right answer? why?
Thank you very much! mean?
A: C. To manipulate

“to manipulate” describes the ability of the genes.

Whereas A and B are describing the action of the genes
Q: What does He had no ability fightingwise.

Fightingwise? mean?
A: It means that his abilities in fighting are poor or nonexistent.
Q: What does They have lost the ability to evaluate things objectively. ability? mean?
A: 客観的にものを評する可能性はなくなりました。

Maybe.
Q: What does The ability to work with matter on such a small scale is allowing big things to happen mean?
A: it mean to work with little or less then what u need to do something but at the end the result is still great hope my explaining made it clear for u

Example sentences using "Ability"

Q: Please show me example sentences with to the best of one's ability.
A: Work to the best of your ability.
He got in trouble because he did not work to the best of his ability.
Do not slack off, work to the best of our ability.
Even though I work to the best of my ability, she is still better than me.

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Q: Please show me example sentences with ability .
A: I have the ability to sing.
Does the phone have the ability to call?
Do you have the ability to draw?
Your ability to write is amazing!
Q: Please show me example sentences with ability.
A: " I have the ability to communicate with animals. "
Q: Please show me example sentences with ability .
A: ex: I've the ability to sing.
ex: Tugging at her ability to work.
ex: Practice will give you the ability to be accurate.
ex: your ability to work for this company is not enough.
Q: Please show me example sentences with ability capacity and capability.
A: Ability:
"She had an impressive ability to draw"
"The ability to preform surgery is one acquired through many years of school and practice"
"I do not have the ability to fly, I wish I did though!"

Capacity:
"The crowded train was filled to capacity"
"The capacity of this restaurant is 97 people"
"My bag does not have the capacity to fit that many clothes in it"

Capability:
"This car has the capability to get 35 miles per gallon in gas"
"He was capable of making an 'A' on the test, he just didn't study enough"
"My computer does not have the capability to skype because it does not have a webcam"

Synonyms of "Ability" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between ability and possibility and opportunity ?
A: Ability: the skill to do something.

"I have the ability to throw a football well!"

Possibility: A likely or possible chance that something will happen.

"There's a possibility that it will rain today."

Opportunity: "A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something."

"I have the opportunity to go to college."
Q: What is the difference between ability and possibility ?
A: ability is what you can do.example: i am able drive is ability
possibility is whether it happens or not.
example: police may caught me is possibility
Q: What is the difference between ability and capability ?
A: Ability is having the power to do something, being able to do something.

Capability is being capable to achieve, do or generate something, being capable of something. Capability implies potential, the chance of being able to do something.

I hope it'll become clearer via examples;

A standard man has the capability to speak any language on earth, should he study it (that DOES NOT mean he has the ability to do so. He has the potential to do it, but not the skill itself)

Mr. Stevens is not capable of such an atrocious murder! He is a gentle, tender, and amicable soul! (It's implied that, judging by his character, it's almost impossible to imagine mr. Stevens committing said murder. But he is definitely able (physically and practically) to do it.

However, mr. Rogers wasn't able to commit this murder, because he was asleep at the time (he literally didn't have the ability, because, as much as modern science tells us, it's impossible to kill a man in one's sleep).
Q: What is the difference between ability and competence ?
A: Ability = a skill, "I can cook." = "I have the ability to cook."
Competence = level of skill. "He has cooking competence." = "He cooks well."
Q: What is the difference between ability and capability ?
A: They mean the same thing! A lot of times it depends on context: capability can sometimes refer to the extent of one's abilities. Example: "That job exceeds my capabilities." Otherwise, yeah, they're synonyms!

Translations of "Ability"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what does “holy grail” have a ability?
A: The Holy Grail is a Christian relic that was lost. People have looked for it for 2000 years but can not find it. The sentence means that it would be very incredible and unexpected to successfully sell to Americans.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)?
I have to be acquainted with the ability of others
A: That's ok. But an easier way to say it is:

"I have to know what other people can do."
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? 忍耐,which means the ability to bear something without saying a word about your feeling, or tolerant uncomfortable situation without complain. also cover your emotional deep down by your calm face and silence
A: Patience.
To show Restraint.
To repress emotions.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? How to express "She has good abilities." with native english?
A: She's really talented.
She has a good skill set.
She's very capable.

It depends a bit on the context but all of those work. Your sentence would work too.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? музыкальный слух/ the ability to feel melody and rythm
A: There are lots of ways to say anything in English, unfortunately! You could say someone is "very musical", meaning they have a good aptitude for music related things, but also meaning they have an "ability to feel melody and rythm". A common phrase is "she has 'a good ear for music' ", meaning they learn melodies quickly and can understand what they hear well. "To have an ear for" is an interesting phrase.

Other questions about "Ability"

Q: The ability of caring and loving other people is obtained in his chilhood being loved by family does this sound natural?
A: His compassion was obtained in childhood through a loving family.

you can use empathy instead of compassion, look up the differences to determine which is closer to your meaning.
Q: strengthen my ability of communication and social practise.
does this sound natural?
A: Depending on the context,
It has strengthened
It can/will strengthen
It strengthens
Q: I want to improve my abilities to listen to English and express my thoughts accurately more. does this sound natural?
A: Move more in front of accurately. It should say at the end "more accurately" because more is describing how accurate
Q: Because my English ability is limited, maybe sometimes I can't make sence what you say.
英語を使うことに慣れていないので、時々あなたの言うことがわからないかもしれません does this sound natural?
A: Here's a simpler way to say it: My English skills are limited, so maybe sometimes I wouldn't be able to understand what you're saying. ^_^
Q: Special ability 中文什么意思?
A: 特殊技巧!

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