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    #1

    managed to - was able to (cope)

    Hi,

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...rnitv196.shtml

    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.

    Thanks.

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    Re: managed to - was able to (cope)

    That works.

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