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As a matter of fact, young people are easily influenced by anything; therefore, they could be influenced by such cigarette adverts, then, they will lead unhealthy lives.

Can I say "They will lead unhealthy live." Can I use “lead” without adding “to” after it?

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  • Thank you. Can you tell me the source of the quote
    – James K
    Aug 23 at 10:13
  • Thank you so much. Aug 23 at 10:28
  • Sorry, I didn’t pay attention. Anyway, I think it’s from school text book, my cousin send it to me Aug 23 at 10:49
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The use of "lead" is correct. The future is formed with "will + bare infinitive".

In this sense, "lead" is transitive. The sense with "life" is idiomatic. Examples from Cambridge

He was able to lead a normal life, despite the illness.

We certainly don't lead a life of luxury but we're not poor either.

You need to use the singular "a life" or the plural "lives" and not "live".

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  • James K, this is te whole context: As a matter of fact, young people are easily influenced by anything; therefore, they could be influenced by such cigarette adverts, then, they will lead unhealthy lives. Aug 23 at 10:08

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