tackle vs deal with

gettingby

Senior Member
Am. English
Would you use tackle in a formal paper about writers?
So-and-so tackled the themes of such-and-such.
Or, is dealt with a better choice given the high register of such a paper?
 
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    Senior Member
    American English
    As a general statement, go with dealt with for formality -- or addressed or explored or almost anything but tackled. :)
     
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