Friday, July 4, 2014

mislead/misled: The Weekend Edition—Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Friday–Sunday, July 4–6, 2014

“Mislead” is the present tense form of this verb, but the past tense and past participle forms are “misled.” When you mislead someone you have misled them. The spelling error most often occurs in the phrase “don’t be mislead,” especially in advertising. Although this phrase refers to the future, the helping verb “be” requires the participle “misled”: “don’t be misled.”


The Week's End Extra from the Archives: "Misspell "vise" and win a free book!" (April 27, 2011).

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