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lead the world

This page is about the collocation lead the world

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to be the most successful or advanced in the world

For example

  • China leads the world in the production of steel.

  • For many years, Japanese companies were leading the world in the mass production of electronic goods.

Quick Quiz

If a country leads the world in oil production, it

a. was the first to produce oil

b. produces the most oil

c. produces the best oil

Contributor: Matt Errey