Language Tips: Hanged Vs. Hung

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Hanging Monkey by j4p4nWhat is the past tense on hang? Is it hanged or hung?

Hanging Monkey by j4p4n

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Answer: Both are correct. However, hanged and hung cannot be used interchangeably because they have different meanings.

Explanation:

According to writingexplained.org, hanged ” refers to death by hanging, whether it be suicide or execution.’ while hung ” refers to all other references’.

Example: The crucifix hung on his neck when he was hanged.

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