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I'm trying to complete my English coursework and cannot find a way around using 'is able to' in this context "Throughout the novel McEwan 'is able to' convey..." and I need to find another way of saying this.

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    Succeeds in conveying Is successful in conveying Successfully gets across.... Makes us understand Helps us to grasp... – Ronald Sole Apr 2 '17 at 13:11
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    Consider dropping it entirely: "... McEwan conveys ...". – Lawrence Apr 2 '17 at 13:19
  • "McEwan ably/skillfully/adeptly conveys..." – mahmud k pukayoor Apr 2 '17 at 13:49
  • Did he actually convey or was he simply able to convey? It's no joke the brevity is the soul of wit. – Canis Lupus Apr 2 '17 at 16:14
  • explains, teaches, imparts, shows, relates, educates, can ? – WRX Apr 2 '17 at 19:09
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Maybe you should try 'succeeds in conveying'. So the sentence will look like "Throughout the novel McEwan succeeds in conveying.......".

Hope this helps.

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Have you considered using "is capable of"? in your sentence it would be used as: "... McEwan is capable of conveying..." and should read identically after your passage.

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