shepherd us on an excursion.

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Silver

Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
Hi,

I and my sister travelled to my friend's hometown yesterday, he was my friend in high school and also majored in English, and he leaded us to go to a valley, where the view was really

amazing.

I am wondering if I can say:

He shepherded us on an excursion.

Thanks a lot

Because "shepherd" has a meaning of "lead or guide someone somewhere".
 
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    Yes (and "shepherded" is much better than "leaded," which should have been "led"). However, "to shepherd" carries a connotation of watching over you and closely guiding your steps, which may or may not be true of this excursion. Not every instance of leading people is an instance of shepherding them.
     
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