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You might feel that it is impossible for resistance to be strictly equal to zero: maybe it _______ to some contradiction with Ohm's law.

How to say that something could involve a contradiction? What verb-phrase should go into the verb slot after "maybe it":

brings us | takes us

or perhaps:

follows | leads

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  • I'd say 'leads' but I can't justify why. Dec 14, 2014 at 13:51

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As per Tetsujin's comment leads is a good fit for the blank given. In general this formulation can be used to describe a logical implication - given the situation:

IF A THEN B

we can say "A leads to B" or alternatively, "B follows from A". For additional clarity or emphasis, the adverb 'logically' can be applied to the verb in question.

Given a little more latitude, you could also rewrite the second phrase (minus the colon) as:

as it implies a contradiction to Ohm's law.

or

as it necessitates a contradiction to Ohm's law.

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