Lead (irregular verb)

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This page is about the verb 'to lead', with an '-ee-' sound (IPA: /iː/) in the base form. For more about the confusions of spelling and pronunciation, see Lead (homograph).


'To lead' is an irregular verb. Its forms are given here:

Base form past tense -ed participle Remarks
lead led led Also the derivative verb 'to mislead'
This is one of the "the 250 or so irregular verbs" listed in Quirk 1985. The list "contains most of the irregular verbs in present-day English ... but is not meant to be exhaustive, particularly with regard to derivative verbs." AWE has copied most of the entries in that list. The verb 'to lead' belongs to Quirk's Class 6 A
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