Abel - able

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Don't confuse - though it may not be common to do so - the homophones Abel and able.

  • Abel (always with an upper case A) is a forename, not much used. Its origin is in the name of the second son of Adam and Eve - see Cain and Abel for the biblical story.
  • able is the common English adjective meaning 'having the ability [to do something]', 'capable [of]', 'having the skill or strength etc [to do something]'.