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    Question 'Lead' is it a first or is it a metal?

    Is a leader one who goes before or is (s)he a smith specialising in one certain metal? OK, this was a bit 'punny' but my question is not: How come that the past tense of 'to lead' is sometimes spelled 'led' and sometimes 'lead'. Why the disagreement and what is the correct spelling???

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    Re: 'Lead' is it a first or is it a metal?

    The correct spelling for the past tense of "to lead" is "led".

    plumber
    — ORIGIN originally denoting a person dealing in and working with lead: from Old French plommier, from Latin plumbum ‘lead’.

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    Re: 'Lead' is it a first or is it a metal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristinaHex View Post
    ...How come [that] the past tense of 'to lead' is sometimes spelled 'led' and sometimes 'lead'. ...
    Easy. Lots of people make mistakes. 'Led', as bhaisahab said, is right.

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