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Lead vs Led


Lead vs Led. The plumber led the home owners over to the lead pipe to show them the leak. Don’t let errors leak in to your writing, use ErrNET copyediting!

Lead is a noun that means a heavy, bluish-gray, soft, ductile metal used in roofing, plumbing, ammunition, storage batteries, radiation shields, etc., and (formerly) in paints; graphite used as the part of a pencil that makes a mark.

Led is the past tense form of the verb “lead”, which means to cause (a person or animal) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, etc., while moving forward; to be in charge or command of; be superior to (competitors or colleagues).

Lead and led are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Lead” and “led” are commonly confused and misused words in English writing. You will not make this mistake in your writing if you use ErrNET, the world’s leading copyediting technology!

Lead sentence examples:

The lead pipes were removed from the old house during the renovation and were replaced with ones made of a durable polymer.

Lead poisoning is a type of metal poisoning and a medical condition in humans and other vertebrates caused by increased levels of the heavy metal lead in the body.

Lead is a chemical element in the carbon group with symbol “Pb” and atomic number 82.

I accidentally stabbed myself with a pencil and the lead broke off and got imbedded in my skin.

The fisherman put some lead weights on his line so his bait would sink to the bottom of the lake.

Led sentence examples:

He led the horses to the lake so that they could get a drink of water.

The commander prevailed and led his troops to victory.

The school principal led the new student down the hall to his classroom.

The fairy princess led the children through the forest to her castle.

Their initial reaction to my proposal led me to believe that they would accept it.


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