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I'm interested in the usage of "enlighten as to", I know "enlighten as to how..." is correct but is the following usage correct as well?

Her aim is to enlighten the readers as to discard the fact that leaves are green.

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I don't think it works.

I think these variations could get your message across without the awkward wording that doesn't seem properly woven together:

Her aim is to enlighten the readers so that they will discard the fact that leaves are green.

Her aim is to get her readers to discard the fact that leaves are green.

Her aim is to enlighten the readers as to why leaves are not green.

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  • Thanks for clarifying that, and thank you for the suggestions. I understand my version doesn't sound usual, is it grammatically correct though especially considering the "as to discard" part?
    – Max F
    Nov 19 '18 at 21:31
  • @MaxF - I don't think so. I think we can "enlighten as to how..." or "enlighten as to why...", but I can't think of a way we can "enlighten as to <some action verb>".
    – J.R.
    Nov 19 '18 at 21:42
  • Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. Your help is highly appreciated.
    – Max F
    Nov 19 '18 at 21:44

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