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This is, as per most Tamilians who refuse to listen to any corrections or other options of this, the correct way to express inability to do something. If you look at it with slightly warped logic, it makes sense. "Able to be" is the combined phrase, cannot be separated. Thus, if you are incapable of something, it is, quite logically, "cannot able to be"!


I cannot able to be coming early...
I cannot able to understand...
I cannot able to lizzun to you... (listen to you - in this case, it's perhaps "I am not able to hear you", but hear, listen, what hell... they're the same to us Tamilians!)
Added 2011-08-07 by ShakthiGalatta