I was wondering whether there might be difference between animate subjects and inanimate.
The native speakers are more using inanimate like "this road will lead you to the place" instead of saying "if you choose this road, you can go there."
For another example, there're two sentences.
- If you study harder, you can get a high score.
- Studying harder allows you to get a high score.
I think they almost sound like the same to me. However, I slightly feel, when it comes to inanimate subjects, it is more formal. What are your thoughts on that?