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If I want to use lead to, does it always need to use being as shown below.

less number of points lead to missing edges being occurred, are recognized using proximity analysis.

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Is that intended to be a complete sentence? It doesn't make sense as it stands. I'd guess at [Using] a lower number of points will lead to a number of edges being missed; this will be picked up on by the use of proximity analysis. Lead to may be followed by a noun phrase or a structure containing an -ing-form: ...will lead to disaster // ...wil lead to some edges being missed. –  Edwin Ashworth Nov 29 '12 at 19:28
    
@Edwin Ashworth: thank you for the comments. Actually I wanted to write the following meaning with the term lead to. "The cases where missing edges occur due to less number of points are recognized using proximity analysis". –  gnp Nov 29 '12 at 20:49
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"Fewer points" or "a smaller number of points" is correct. => "Cases in which there are missing edges occur because fewer points are recognized using proximity analysis". –  user21497 Nov 29 '12 at 23:01
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One possible way to phrase your sentence(the complete one posted in the comments) using "lead to" is:

Proximity analysis recognizes cases in which fewer points lead to missing edges.

There are obviously many other ways to rephrase the sentence such as:

Fewer points lead to cases where edges are missed; however, these are recognized by proximity analysis.

I personally prefer the former over the latter.

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The rephrase needs re-punctuating. –  Edwin Ashworth Nov 30 '12 at 15:32
    
is it missing a comma before "however"? –  superdemongob Nov 30 '12 at 16:08
    
A semi-colon, dash or full stop. –  Edwin Ashworth Dec 1 '12 at 9:52
    
Thank you for correcting me there. Always eager to learn :D –  superdemongob Dec 2 '12 at 9:49
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