Friday, February 28, 2014

Tricky Words (Part 8 of 8)

Hung or hanged? Most people probably know the present tense is hang, but what about the past tense? When we say a person was executed by using a rope, that person was hanged. That's the exception of the past tense. Otherwise, hung is correct.

Here's an easy way to remember the difference. In "The Night Before Christmas," one line goes, "The stockings were hung by the chimney . . ."

The right word is the correct word used correctly.

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