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    managed & succeeded

    Can I say this in the English language?
    She managed/succeeded to cork up his feelings while her guests were in the room.

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    Re: managed & succeeded

    You cork up your own feelings—not somebody else's.

    Start: 'He managed to cork up ...'

    or

    'He succeeded in corking up ...'

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    Re: managed & succeeded

    Just to get this right let me repeat my sentences.
    She managed to cork up his feelings while her guests were in the room.
    She succeeded in corking up his feelings while her guests were in the room.


    "to manage to" requires normal verb afterwards
    "to succeed in" requires ing-form afterwards
    I know you can do this better than me and I'd appreciate it very much if you can explain the grammar of the two sentences above. Thanks.

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    Re: managed & succeeded

    You're still writing 'She managed to cork up his feelings ...'

    Read my post#2 again.

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    Re: managed & succeeded

    @Rover_KE
    Thanks a lot! I overread this completely.

    She managed to cork up her feelings while her guests were in the room.
    She succeeded in corking up her feelings while her guests were in the room.

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    Re: managed & succeeded

    Now they're OK.

    Note that in post #1, it would be more natural to ask "Can I say this in English?", not "... in the English language?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: managed & succeeded

    Quote Originally Posted by novar View Post
    I overread overlooked this completely.
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