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Do we need "manage to" in a sentence?
You should change any form of "manage + to + verb" to the form of the verb that corresponds with the form of "manage" used in the sentence.
This change makes your writing clearer and more concise.
- Original: He barely managed to arrive on time.
- Rewrite: He barely arrived on time.
- Original: Kate managed to make a cake for the bake sale.
- Rewrite: Kate made a cake for the bake sale.