I was not able /unable to attend school.

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Li singh

Senior Member
hindi
Hi
Which of the two sentences sounds good--' I was unable to attend school' or ' I was unable to attend schoo' ?
Is there any error in the two sentences?
Thank you a lot in advance
 
  • phil_34

    Senior Member
    I would say: 'you attend school'. 'to attend to something' is used when you take care of/deal with something. You attend to work or you attend to a case/a matter etc.. you attend to children... but you don't attend TO school. (you don't deal with the school, you're just present during the lessons).

    And as for unable/not able. I think that's swings and roundabouts. You can use both.
     
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    dharasty

    Senior Member
    American English
    To my reading, these have identical meaning:

    I was not able to attend school.
    I was unable to attend school.
     
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