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manage = succeed / cope
We use the verbs manage to and manage a great deal in current English when we want to say that we are able to cope with a difficult situation or find time for a particular task. Compare the following:
- It was very icy, but I managed to keep the car on the road.
I would like to ask if we can use 'was able to' in that sentence or not. I think it fits well in that sentence but am not sure of that.
- It was very icy, but I was able to keep the car on the road.