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Past tense of 'lead'


(Praneet Khandelwal) #1

I think the past tense of 'lead' should only be 'led' and not 'leaded'. But the LT applies 'leaded' when I am trying to use it in some suggestion. How can I change that?


(Lodewijk Arie van Brienen) #2

'led' if you're talking about giving directions.
"I led them home."

'leaded' if you're talking about adding lead to something.
"none of the fuel had been leaded, so the team was not accountable for the reported pollution."

fortunately 'lead' and 'lead' are heteronyms.


(Praneet Khandelwal) #3

Thanks for the information. But for my use, I think 'led' will be used on most occasions. Is there a way I can change the order of suggestions for the VBD form of 'lead'.


(Mike Unwalla) #4

I don't think that you can change the order of suggestions.

To prevent 'leaded' as a suggestion, try one of these methods:
* Remove the reading 'leaded' from LT. Add this line to removed.txt: leaded lead VBD
* Change the rule so that it does not use postags in the suggestion. For the suggestion, use: <suggestion>led</suggestion>

(I wrote 'try' because I haven't done tests to make sure that the methods will do what you want. I don't know the sentences in which you get the unwanted 'leaded'.)


(Praneet Khandelwal) #5

Thank you very much