I'm looking to eliminate the adverb in "as X will explain gladly". Which word would be suitable here?

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    I'd strongly recommend removing the ornamentation and going with explain. Strongly. – Dan Bron Jun 15 '17 at 11:02
  • Thanks for your suggestion! Why 'strongly'? – Asciiom Jun 15 '17 at 11:07
  • 'with enthusiasm' should do the trick – JMP Jun 15 '17 at 11:14
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    One, because it comes across as unctuous. Two, because in "as X will..", you're speaking for someone else, which makes the first problem doubly worse, as while you're acting like a servant to whomever you're addressing, you're also acting as if X is your servant and will do whatever you instruct him to do, and gladly. And finally, that venerated advice editors and style guides have been touting for a century: omit needless words. But mostly the servile attitude it conveys. – Dan Bron Jun 15 '17 at 11:16
  • @JonMarkPerry Not only does that not answer the OP's question -- it actually adds a word, instead of removing one -- it makes the problems I'm pointing out with using gladly in the first place even worse. No. – Dan Bron Jun 15 '17 at 11:18

Generally in a presentation a native speaker will politely indicate that someone will be glad to explain by saying something like we welcome your questions. To be closer to the format in your original question, you could modify this phrase to X will welcome questions or whatever precisely fits your intended meaning.

Another common choice is appreciate as in we appreciate your questions.

The native style often translates something that means happy into something that means anticipates and will generally use the word questions instead of explain (but creating the same meaning) which results in a sort of softer style that you seem to be searching for and which is very common in business. So one can also hear X looks forward to your questions or X is eager to answer your questions or something along those lines.

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