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    #1

    Lead to somebody doing something OR lead somebody to do something

    Hi
    Could you kindly help me with the difference between these two structures?
    1. There are no other children in the family for the child to associate with, and this may lead to the child feeling lonely at times.
    2. Several factors led us to sell our house.

    By the way, could you please correct me if I'm wrong?
    lead to + noun
    lead to + verb+ ing
    lead to + Sb + doing something
    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: Lead to somebody doing something OR lead somebody to do something

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    Could you kindly help me with the difference between these two structures?
    1. There are no other children in the family for the child to associate with, and this may lead to the child feeling lonely at times.
    2. Several factors led us to sell our house.

    By the way, could you please correct me if I'm wrong?
    lead to + noun
    lead to + verb+ ing
    lead to + Sb + doing something
    Thanks a lot
    I would write #2 as "Several factors led to us selling our house".

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    Re: Lead to somebody doing something OR lead somebody to do something

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would write #2 as "Several factors led to us selling our house".
    I came across one of them in dictionary and the other one in a reading book. Got it! just please correct me if I'm not right:

    Lead to + somebody+ doing something means "something causes something else" or "to be the reason why somebody does something".
    Lead +somebody+ to do something means "it forces somebody/it makes somebody to do something".

    Regards.

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