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She not only loves her children but also leads them. She not only loves but also leads her children. Which is more suitable?

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The grammar is fine in both, but that word lead bothers me.

Mothers guide their children. :)

To lead a political party; to lead a nation; to lead troops into battle. The word is pretty "loaded".

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  • I expect learner is going for the alliteration, but I agree in this context "lead" doesn't work. Time to break out the thesaurus!
    – Andrew
    Sep 30, 2016 at 0:53

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