Lead/Led

M. P. Moore

Read the statements below carefully and choose the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Lead is to guide or to begin (v.) or is "a thin stick of marking substance in or for a pencil" (n.)

Led is the past tense of lead (v.)


  1. The troupe, (lead/led) by its charismatic star, received a standing ovation for its performance.
  2. Links to reference material:
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  3. Because I was without a good pen, I completed the form with a (lead/led) pencil.
  4. Your answer:


  5. Last night's news broadcast (lead/led) with a story about the arrest of a counterintelligence agent who was arrested on suspicion of delivering sensitive U.S. information to a former Cold War rival.
  6. Your answer:


  7. There are some who argue that if a child is fed a steady diet of graphic sex and violence via the media, eventually, that child will be (lead/led) astray.
  8. Your answer:


  9. The dog walker used the (lead/led) to maintain control of his pack.
  10. Your answer:



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