the phrasal verb lead to (irregular past tense led to)comes up in classes all the time as a good way to refer to a chain of events or a cause and effect relationship.
columbus was looking for india
christopher columbus’ search for commercial routes to india eventually led to the european colonization of america.
led is the irregular past tense of lead. famous 80s pop-rock tracks contain similar examples
the heat of the moment by asia says at :40
one thing led to another, we were young
and the fixx utilizes the same expression in the song title one thing leads to another
and jedi master yoda uses it three times in this scene from the phantom menace
leads to can also be used to say arrives or takes me as in the opening line to the beatles‘ the long and winding road
the long and winding road that leads to your door,
will never disappear, i’ve seen that road before,
it always leads me here, lead me to your door
and the expression led to believe means indirectly informed or manipulated.
in 2003, the world was led to believe (by the bush administration) that iraqi president saddam hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. the united states used this as a justification to invade iraq.
can u give an example of an action or event that led to something else? or a time when u were led to believe something that wasn’t actually true? post under leave a reply