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Hello.
I major in English at university.
In my university, there is a female professor who often says 'I can be able to do --'.
I think her sentence is gramatically wrong because it's redundant, but is there any dialect that uses 'can be able to'?

Also, what do you think of a university English teacher using this kind of wrong sentences in front of her students?
I'm aware of her wrong sentences, but many of those around me don't seem to notice them.
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She taught u no wrong, people use it. If you search in google with that phrase, it will give you lots of result.

Through their use, I think that it may express yearning to do sth

Ex: If I had a laptop, I could be able to do the project better. ( But the truth is I don't have a laptop and I did the project no good.)

* This is just my little knowledge, if anything wrong, please correct it for me. Wish for more people's help!
I don't know of any dialects that use such a construction. This is just a guess, but I think your teacher isn't aware that "can" and "could" aren't 100% interchangeable. Either that or she is aware, but hasn't realized that they aren't interchangeable in that particular pattern. I'd put my money on the latter.

If English isn't her first language, then it's perfectly understandable. Even professors make mistakes.
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I think that was informal E
I think her sentence is gramatically wrong
I agree.
is there any dialect that uses 'can be able to'?
I have never heard of such a thing.
what do you think of a university English teacher using this kind of wrong sentence in front of her students?
It's lamentable, but it happens. You just have to keep a positive attitude toward the subject even if the person teaching the subject makes mistakes. Nobody is perfect.

CJ
Thanks for your replies.
She says 'I can be able to do --', not 'I could be able to do --'.
For example, when you say 'I can play tennis.', she says 'I can be able to play tennis.'.

Also, 'will be going to do --' is one of her favorite phrases.
For example, when you say 'I will finish this by three.', she says 'I will be going to finish this by three'.

English is not her own language, but I prefer better English teachers..
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Just try not to pick these habits up from her.
But why in google there's too many poeple speak like that?
Lots of people make mistakes.
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