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novar

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

Read my post#2 again.
 

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@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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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?"
 
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