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Sentence:[/b] The report of one-man committee "led by"[/b] Joseph M is out.
Or[/b]
The report of one-man committee "of" [/b] Joseph M is out.

Question: [/b]Generally we use the word "led by"[/b] to imply that somebody is leading a "group of people". Means there are many people the guy in question is heading or leading for some purpose etc. However, the word "led"[/b] has many meanings. One of them is "be in charge of"[/b].

Which brings to my questions :[/b]

Would it be grammatically correct to use the word "led by"[/b] in the above mentioned sentence for the "one-man committee"? Or[/b]

Would it be grammatically more correct to use the preposition "of"[/b] in the sentence, like has been done in the alternative sentence?

**[/b]Google results are favoring the preposition "of"[/b] for the information. But I would like to know your honest opinion on it as it's confusing me a lot.

Thanks and regards
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To my ear, "a one-man committee led by Mr. M" refers to another person, whom Mr. M leads, so I imagine two people in total.

I'd use the "of" form if there's really only one person.

CJ
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CalifJimI'd use the "of" form if there's really only one person.CJ
Thanks. Your reply cleared up my doubt. Yes, it is indeed only one person commitee so now I can use the preposition "of" with confidence. Your views about how the word "led up" is sounding to your ears, a native, really me understood the difference. Thanks Jim. Emotion: smile