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?)
Re: to be 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.
Originally Posted by AndreaLima
- [list:8dfaa685f2]I bought that appliance because I was misled by the advertisement.
That is perfectly good.
'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.