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The warning from the European commission could lead to that country being stripped of its European rights.

(As far as l know we must use infinitive after nouns )

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    As a learner: present participle can be used as the object complement, and that's the case here. – Cardinal May 16 at 22:29
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    @Cardinal you're right about the choice. But I am afraid I've understood your explanation. Because on top of my head lead in this meaning licences a complement - a Preposition Phrase headed by to. There generally is no other complement. – Man_From_India May 17 at 0:25
  • Take that road. It could lead home. – Jim Reynolds May 17 at 23:21
  • I deliberately copied it because l haven't had a correct answer – mustafa atmaca May 18 at 20:58
  • You are always welcome to follow up your questions on the ELL's main chatroom: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/24938/language-overflow – Cardinal May 18 at 21:05
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At least in American English, only the -ing version is natural in this particular expression.

What do you mean by after a noun?

Mary loves cake

has an inflected verb, not an infinitive, after a noun.

  • I mean Country for another example "In Britain, you will have a chance to improve your English." – mustafa atmaca May 18 at 11:14
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The sentence can be rephrased to use "to be stripped":

The warning from the European commission could lead that country to be stripped of its European rights.

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I'm just an English student but I think it means the country in question could lose her European rights as a result of the European commission's warning.

  • Hello Itamar, I am afraid that the question does not ask for the meaning. You may want to edit your current answer to include that. – Cardinal May 18 at 21:19
  • And change 'loose' to 'lose'. – Michael Harvey May 18 at 21:22
  • Hi, thanks Michael. I just made the edit. I can understand his question now, you are right. I'll keep my answer that anyway... maybe it can help someone. Thanks again. – Itamar May 18 at 21:27

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