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  1. moonlike's Avatar
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    expressing ability

    In our course books it's been mentioned to express abilities in the past on a particular occasion you can use was/were able to, manged to and succeeded in. I wonder if we can use them, especially manage to and succeed, to refer to present or future as well?

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    Re: expressing ability

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    Yes, you can.

    "Do you think he'll manage to escape in time?"
    "Will she succeed in swimming the English Channel?"

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