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There are two types of leading questions: (1) Those that merely lead the witness to a desired answer. (2) Those that strongly suggest a large volume of facts. The leading question that is generally permitted is the type that merely leads the witness to a desired answer. This type of leading question is permitted when it is necessary to develop the witness' testimony and when there is no real danger of improper suggestion. These types of leading questions involve no danger of improper suggestion: (1) Preliminary or background questioning. (2) To jog a witness' memory. (3) When dealing with a timid or confused witness or a young child. (4) When dealing with a hostile witness. (5) When examining an adverse party or any adverse party's witness.

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