Berikut ini contoh dialog singkat berisi ungkapan kemampuan (expressing capability).
Helen : Can we have a talk?
Diana : Yes. What's up?
Helen : I'm gonna tell you that you're chosen to be our representative to join Indonesia-Australia Students Exchange.
Diana : Really. Who said that?
Helen : Our English teacher, Mr. Robert.
Diana : Thanks for telling. Do you think I'm capable enough?
Helen : I think so. Your English is good. And, you always win the best student in our school. I thought you are capable to be our representative.
Diana : Thank you. I hope I can do my best.
Helen : So do I. Don't forget to bring me a special gift from there.
Diana : Don't worry.
Kalimat yang bergaris bawah dalam dialog singkat di atas adalah contoh ungkapan menanyakan dan mengungkapkan kemampuan (expressing capability).
Contoh ungkapan menayakan kemampuan (asking capability).
- Do you think you're able to do it?
- Do you think you can win the contest?
Contoh ungkapan menyatakan kemampuan (expressing capability).
- I think I can do it.
- I thought I'm able to do it.
- I think I'm capable enough.
Contoh ungkapan menyatakan ketidakmampuan (expressing incapability).
- I don't think I can't do it.
- Sorry, I can't do it.
- I'm incapable of doing it.