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    #1

    his goal gave his team a one/four-point lead

    Hello


    Are the following sentences natural English?


    - His goal gave his team a one/four-point lead
    - Scoring a goal, He led his team.
    - His team was advanced/topped/surpassed when he scored/made a goal.

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    #2

    Re: his goal gave his team a one/four-point lead

    The first one is OK. For the second, try:

    He led his team in goals scored.

    For the third one, try:

    His team went ahead when he scored a goal.

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    #3

    Re: his goal gave his team a one/four-point lead

    majid, I have moved your thread to Ask a Teacher. It has nothing to do with English Idioms and Sayings.

    You don't need a hyphen in one/four point lead.

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    #4

    Re: his goal gave his team a one/four-point lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You don't need a hyphen in one/four point lead.
    I think majid was considering two possibilities, which do require a hyphen: a one-point lead or a ​four-point lead.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: his goal gave his team a one/four-point lead

    Don't they usually say "goals" in soccer (football), and not "points"? Also, the commentator would normally know how many goals one team was ahead of another by. Finally, it is definitely more significant to put your team ahead by one goal (breaking a tie) than to put your team ahead by four goals.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 09-Jun-2016 at 20:02. Reason: spelling

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    Re: his goal gave his team a one/four-point lead

    They have points in the league table.

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