Akatsuki (jolyne_87) wrote in linguaphiles,
Akatsuki
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-able

Have some confusion on this -able thingy.I used to make this mistake frequently and yet am still confuse with it.In dictionary,able means having certain skills or knowledge.When we joint a verb with "able",it becomes the meaning of can do something.E.g.reach+able=reachable(can be reach),manage+able=manageable.However,trustable is not in the correct manner.Isn't trust+able=trustable means can be trust?It's a bit confusing.If trustable is incorrect,what word should we use to indicate that the person can be trust.Trustworthy?Trustful?
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