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IDIOM : ability to Vs. ability for

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IDIOM : ability to Vs. ability for Post Sun May 23, 2010 5:49 am
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    ok, am aware that 'ability to' is correct. but is 'ability for' strictly wrong and can an answer on the test be eliminated simply if there is a mistake only in the idiom?

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    Post Sun May 23, 2010 6:38 am
    I believe so but expert can give broader knowledge.
    Able to; ability to: - Tom is able to play the guitar with his toes.

    I didn't see "FOR".
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/able

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