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1. This led to his being caught.
2. This would lead him to be caught.
I feel sentence1 is correct, but is sentence2 correct?

Further,
I often feel confused about structures :
1. lead somebody to doing something
2. lead somebody to do something
What’s the difference between them?


Many many thanks in advance.
 
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    1. This led to his being caught. :tick:
    2. This would lead him to be caught.:warning: - This would cause him to be caught :tick: (lead would sound a bit strange to me here)
    I feel sentence1 is correct, but is sentence2 correct?

    Further,
    I often feel confused about structures :
    1. lead somebody to doing something:cross: - lead to somebody's doing something.
    2. lead somebody to do something:tick:
    What’s the difference between them?


    Many many thanks in advance.
    I've put my comments into your question, OFD.
     
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