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The poor man isn't able to pay
The poor man doesn't able to pay.

Able is an adjective, and we can't use it as a verb.

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That medicine works miracles.
That medicine makes miracles.
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Being in a hurry, he left the door open.
Being in a hurry, the door was left open.

Take care to provide the logical subject relating to the participle phrase. In the sentence given, the logical subject to being in a hurry is he and not the door.

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Robert took his brother from the hand.
Robert took his brother by the hand.

Also: hold by, catch by, seize by, snatch by, grasp by.

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They replaced gold with paper money.
They substituted gold with paper money

We replace one thing with another, but we substitute one thing for another. The two phrases mean the reverse of each other: You replace gold with paper money. You substitute paper money for gold.

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