- Led is the correct way to spell the past tense of lead.
- Lead is a common misspelling of the past tense of the verb lead.
The past tense of the verb lead is led, not lead. One reason for the confusion might be that a similar verb, read, has an infinitive that’s spelled the same as the past tense. But with lead, that’s not how things are.
Definition of Led
Led is the past tense of the verb lead: