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Using "can" as a regular verb: Unable to can

It is incorrect, (unless you mean the non-modal verb "can" meaning to store something in a sealed container) Modal verbs are defective in various ways, and one way that "can" is ...
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What's the difference between "business is booming" vs "business is a-booming"

Prefacing a gerund form verb with 'a-' is colloquial, dialect or informal. It is obsolete in modern standard English. Often, obsolete forms survive, fossilised, as fixed expressions, like time's a-...
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