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

(9 Posts)
BooBooChicken Sun 14-Oct-12 11:25:09

Thanks all

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".

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

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

smile

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 11:06:25

From today's Sunday Times Scotland,

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

So is this incorrect?

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

Led is past, yes.

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

Led.

BooBooChicken Sun 14-Oct-12 11:00:01

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

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