Yesterday I wanted to write a sentence that contained the word "led." Something to the effect of "This led me to believe" or something like that.
I blame it on being the Friday following the first FULL week I've worked in over three years because I just kept staring and staring at that word thinking it didn't look right.
I tried "lead" but that obviously was the present tense of the word I was trying to say, as in, "Where you lead, I will follow." So I figured I had the right spelling of the word I was trying to write.
Suddenly, I was left trying to think of the spelling for the stuff in your pencil. "Lead" right?
What the heck. See! This is why my students struggle with this language!