I would like to know the difference between します/しました and できます/できました.
Is the difference between the two that the first one indicates action whereas the second one indicates ability (or perhaps possibility) of action?
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します is the polite version of the verb する which means "to do".
できます is the polite version of the verb できる (or sometimes 出来る) which has multiple meanings.