I came across the following expression in a paper:

Here, we have enabled to express X in terms of Y.

Is the above expression correct? It seems to me more correct to say, "... we have been enabled to express ...", but I am not sure.

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    Enable is a transitive verb, so using enable without any object would sound odd. (It's normally enable someone to do something.) I agree that We have been enabled ... sounds better. I also believe that We are able to ... or We can ... would sound even better. – Damkerng T. Apr 27 '14 at 22:40
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    @DamkerngT. Prolly just a dropped 'been', as OP suggests; but I wholeheartedly endorse your concise alternatives. – StoneyB on hiatus Apr 27 '14 at 22:58
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    Perhaps 1st draft: "we have enabled x to be expressed in terms of y" (which is too passive so then) 2nd draft: "we have enabled to express x in terms of y". Woops! Final Best Draft: = "We are now able to express x in terms of y". Or @DamkerngT.'s better-than-best: "We can now express x in terms of y". – CoolHandLouis Apr 27 '14 at 23:03
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    Perhaps the underlying sense is "We have made it possible to express..." – toandfro Apr 28 '14 at 3:00

Although OP doesn't tell us exactly what he actually wants to say, I'm sure enabled isn't the right word. Perhaps the nearest "credible" version would be...

Here, we have been able to express X in terms of Y.

But it's worth pointing out that unless there's some special reason for emphasising the "ability" involved (perhaps because we used an unusual method, without which it wouldn't have been possible to express X in terms of Y), it would be more natural to simply say...

Here, we have expressed X in terms of Y.
Here, we can express X in terms of Y.

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