"Led the way" or "lead the way" ?

(9 Posts)
BooBooChicken Sun 14-Oct-12 11:00:01

Which is correct if you are talking in the past tense?

LoveMyBoots Sun 14-Oct-12 11:01:02

Led.

PickledFanjoCat Sun 14-Oct-12 11:01:42

Led is past, yes.

BooBooChicken Sun 14-Oct-12 11:06:25

From today's Sunday Times Scotland,

"Wilson, who lead the SNP from 1979 to 1990..."

So is this incorrect?

PickledFanjoCat Sun 14-Oct-12 11:14:37

Well I'd say so but I'm not an advanced pedant grin

BooBooChicken Sun 14-Oct-12 11:15:28

smile

Sunday Times Scotland is wrong. Led is right for past tense. smile

Trills Sun 14-Oct-12 11:17:48

Looks wrong to me.

Led is the past tense of lead.

Unless you're talking about lead the metal, which sounds like "led" but is written "lead".

BooBooChicken Sun 14-Oct-12 11:25:09

Thanks all

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