More capable or capable of more?

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I wonder if both of these sentences are grammartically correct. And if they are, are these sentences have the same meaning?

 

(1) You are more capable than you think you are.

 

(2) You are capable of more than you think you are.

asked Apr 18 '13 at 08:29 Hoang V. Pham New member

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Hoang,

 

 

 

This is a great question!  The two sentences do have different meanings:

 

more capable than you think you are

 

You have a set number of responsibilities, and you don’t think you are doing them very well.  But actually, you are doing them very well.

 

 

capable of more than you think

 

 

You have a set number of responsibilities, and you don’t think you can take on (do) any others.  But actually, you could take on more responsibilities and do them well, too.
 

 

I hope this helps.

link comment edited Apr 18 '13 at 12:25 Shawn Mooney Expert

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