In starry eyes, beneath starry skies, we sleep together in the fitful night. We are one, we are the same... once two separate people, now lovers, now with lives entwined and enmeshed one with the other, our strands, knotted, braided, entangled in ecstacy and muted divinity... not of our own, but the reflection of it... within our lives, like silken cords once flying free, now inevitably locked in their embrace... the cords still have the appearance of beauty, but were they to be untangled, unknotted, and separated from the other, they would be wrinkled, filthy, unlovely... they are not to be on their own any longer... We have become one, and one we shall stay... until forever turns her head and walks away.
Common Errors: Lead and LedA number of talented and otherwise capable writers seem to be unsure of the forms of the verb to lead. There is a common misconception that, perhaps, is exacerbated by the widely known correct uses of the verb to read.Common Errors: Lead and Led by simplyprose
Most people know that the past tense of to read is read, spelled exactly the same way but pronounced differently, with a short E sound: red. But red spelled that way, of course, is the colour of blood, Supermans cape and a great many other things.
However, when it comes to the verb to lead, you need only remember one thing: the same rule does not apply! Pronounce lead with a short E sound, and you are actually describing the soft metal used to make pencils and even face powder before it was found to be poisonous.
The past tense of the verb to lead is led.
If you were writing a story about an expedition into a forest, for example, it might look something like this:
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