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In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fills(s) the gap(s):

Atuk, without giving any hint as to what he intended to do, went and _____ himself

Options

A) hung

B) hang

C) hanged

D) hunged

The correct answer is A.

Explanation:

Hung is the past tense and past participle of hang in most of that verb’s senses. For instance, yesterday you might have hung a picture on the wall, hung a right turn, and hung your head in sorrow. The exception comes where hang means to put to death by hanging. The past tense and past participle of hang in this sense, and only in this sense, is hanged.

When someone is hung out of malice but with no intent to kill, as described in the example below, hung is the conventional word:

Example = (1)They hung him by chains and tortured him
(2)Two teenage boys that hung on to tree branches for two hours in the middle of Beaver Creek have been rescued.


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Discussion (3)

  • You use 'hanged' for human beings. 'Hung' is used for inanimate objects.
    The man hanged himself on the tree after he had hung the picture on the wall.

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  • You use hanged for humman being while hanged is used for inanimate objects.
    Eg. The man has hanged himself
    I've hung the picture on the wall

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  • Hung is the past tense and past participle of hang in most of that verb’s senses. For instance, yesterday you might have hung a picture on the wall, hung a right turn, and hung your head in sorrow. The exception comes where hang means to put to death by hanging. The past tense and past participle of hang in this sense, and only in this sense, is hanged.

    When someone is hung out of malice but with no intent to kill, as described in the example below, hung is the conventional word:

    Example = (1)They hung him by chains and tortured him
    (2)Two teenage boys that hung on to tree branches for two hours in the middle of Beaver Creek have been rescued.

    Reply
    Like