#GrammarSeries – This is how you should use ‘hanged’ or ‘hung.’


Hello Sparkle Writers. Do you get confused about whether to use ‘hanged’ or ‘hung’ as the past tense of hang?

Today’s #GrammarSeries is dealing with that. It’s important to take note of what we share today because it will not only make you a better writer, but it will spare you the annoyance of being corrected for having done something that is not wrong.

The standard rule for the past tense of hang is hung.

I hung a picture of my first daughter on the wall.
After school, we hung out in the library. 

You should use hanged when referring to a person being put to death.

Look at this example.

Justice Smith ordered that the robbers should be hanged.

All inanimate objects, such as paintings, shelves, or Christmas ornaments are hung.

Last night we hung the lights on the Christmas tree.

It’s that simple. See you next week!



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