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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    lead to and lead up to

    Many things led up to the First World War.
    Many things led to the First World War.

    Do they sound natural?

    Is it a way to say that many things brought about the First World War?

  2. Newbie
    English Teacher
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    #2

    Re: lead to and lead up to

    The first sentence sounds better for what you are trying to say.

    "Many things led up to the First World War."

  3. Key Member
    English Teacher
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    #3

    Re: lead to and lead up to

    Yes and Yes.

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