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    Default could / succeeded to

    He was a good runner, he ____________ escape from the polices.

    ( could / succeeded to )

    Which answer is more suitable? Explain it as well, thanks.

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    Default Re: could / succeeded to

    Neither is natural:


    ... he was able to escape ...
    ... he managed to escape ...
    ... he succeeded in escaping ...

    Note that he last word should be police.

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    Default Re: could / succeeded to

    What will the sentence means if these three different answers have used? ( could / succeeded to / was able to )

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    Default Re: could / succeeded to

    Quote Originally Posted by yoriko520 View Post
    What will the sentence means if these three different answers have used? ( could / succeeded to / was able to )
    As you have been told "could" and "succeeded to" are not natural.

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    Thanks.

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