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The past simple and the past participle of lead

Conjugation of the verb lead:

Base Form/Infinitive without ‘to’:


Past Simple:


Past Partciple:


Present Partciple:


Third Person Singular:



1. To be in control of a group of people or a situation.
2. To be winning.
3. To guide or show the way.


1. He is the right person to lead the investigation.
2. We were happy because our team was leading by three goals.
3. I had to go to the toilet, so that lovely girl took me by the hand and led me to the ladies room.
As I was ill, he opened the door for me and led me inside.

Similar verbs

The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as lead. They are:

– Verbs with the same past simple and pa