Is there a word that can shorten "will become easier"? For example in this context:

Moving boulders will become easier as better wheelcarts become available.

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    It's idiomatically perfectly natural to use present tense throughout in your context, so you could lose one word straight away - Moving boulders becomes easier as better wheelcarts become available. I don't know that you'd find a suitable single-word replacement for the (intransitive) verb phrase to become easier though. We often use transitive verbs in such contexts (As better wheelcarts become available this will make it easier to move boulders, or similar). Jul 11, 2018 at 12:34
  • You can shorten it if you rephrase it completely: Better wheelcarts will aid boulder movement. This, however, changes the meaning slightly. What's the purpose behind shortening the sentence? Jul 11, 2018 at 12:44
  • @JasonBassford Thanks for the suggestion! I did not like how a similar sentence sounded, and was looking for ways to make it more concise. Both suggestions so far work in my specific context. Other than that, I was curious if such a word exists. Jul 11, 2018 at 12:57

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Better wheelcarts will facilitate moving boulders.

Moving boulders will be facilitated by better wheelcarts.

you can choose, both are shorter.


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