Grammar Hammer: Get the Lead Out
Lead and led is yet another grammatical speed bump that causes me to pause. I saw examples of incorrect lead/led usage in a few news releases this week, and each time, I had to double check myself. I had to get past the homophone of lead vs. led and get down to the nitty gritty of what the release was actually saying. Who is leading what? Who led whom?
I don’t think anyone needs me to tell you about the mineral kind of lead, but in case you do, it’s the stuff that they used to put in paint that was banned in the 1970s (and not the stuff you’d think is in a #2 pencil – for more on that subject, please see David Rees’ book “How to Sharpen Pencils” and his website http://www.artisanalpencilsharpening.com/).
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