Or, we should say, there is confusion about the leads and led. Lead is both a noun and a verb, as most people know. … The correct past and past participle of lead is spelled led. If you aren’t sure whether to use led or lead as the verb in your sentence, try reading it aloud to yourself.
Is it led or lead?
The confusion with lead is its past-tense form; specifically, its spelling. The past tense of lead is led — spelled L-E-D.
Is it led or lead in Australia?
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. Led is the correct way to spell the past tense of lead.