Meaning of ABILITY in English

ABILITY

noun

1

BAD : These machines are destroying our ability of thinking.

GOOD : These machines are destroying our ability to think.

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ability to do sth (NOT of doing): 'Nobody doubts his ability to get the job done quickly.' 'We need someone with the ability to work under intense pressure.'

2

BAD : I want to improve my ability of reading.

GOOD : I want to improve my reading ability.

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reading/writing/teaching/acting ability: 'Her acting ability was recognized at a very early age.'

3

BAD : I want to improve my ability of English.

GOOD : I want to improve my ability in English.

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ability in a language or subject: 'Sarah has demonstrated considerable ability in both maths and chemistry.'

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