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    to be led astray

    Can lead astray be used this way ?

    - I bought that appliance because I was led astray by the advertisement.

    (I know misled is correct, but what about led astray?)

    Thanks.

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    Re: to be led astray

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaLima
    Can lead astray be used this way ?

    - I bought that appliance because I was led astray by the advertisement.

    (I know misled is correct, but what about led astray?)
    Misled is not incorrect, and the two can be used synonymously. However, led astray is, I think, usually used for things more involved than a purchase.

    • [list:8dfaa685f2]I bought that appliance because I was misled by the advertisement.


    That is perfectly good.

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    'Led astray' is more serious- it means being persuaded to behave badly, immorally or wrongly. If the advert turned you into a drunk, you might use it.

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