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Hung - exception to the rule

Date: Dec 13 2007

Topic: Grammar

Author: Lesmundo2003

Lesson


'hung' is the past of 'to hang', with 1 main exception.


A form of punishment many years ago in England, was trying a knotted looped rope around the neck (a noose) & releasing a trapdoor under the person. Therefor killing the person by using their own weight, to break their neck & the spinal cord.


Spinal cord - the cylindrical bundle of nerve fibres & associated tissue that is enclosed in the spine (backbone) & connects nearly all parts of the body to the brain. It forms the central nervous system.


If the spinal cord was not severed, the more unfortunate victims would suffer great pain as the partially broken bones would tear into them with their struggles & eventually die of suffocation. Not being able to breathe.


 It would be incorrect to say - "that person was hung".

The correct way - "that person was hanged". 


The way I was taught - "a dog is hung, a man is hanged"

In my opinion, not a nice way to educate a child, talking about cruelty to animals  :-(


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BAntDit

BAntDit

Russian Federation

this lesson took me unaware too…

03:01 AM Jan 16 2012 |

Ahoo Golzar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Appreciated for the lesson…at first it came blure to me somehow,but by reading the other explanations from your end,it became more clear to me…I hope you go on posting more useful lessons like this ;)

11:05 PM Jan 08 2012 |

vipinkrishnan

India

wow…...... 


02:29 AM Nov 02 2011 |

taneralttire

Turkey

you are a hanged man anymore :[

08:27 AM Apr 30 2011 |

ottomanboy01

Turkey

can you help me pls?:(

12:52 PM Feb 21 2008 |

jeamy

jeamy

France

is it true to hang hung hung

11:16 AM Jan 07 2008 |

rendezvious

Pakistan

i alway try to hang my suit with peg

 

05:07 AM Jan 07 2008 |

D.LUNA

D.LUNA

Slovakia

its good

i dont understand everything but its fine

04:42 AM Jan 07 2008 |

Magic.g

Magic.g

China

I did not understand.

03:16 AM Jan 07 2008 |

mido_essam

mido_essam

Egypt

thanks

02:59 AM Jan 07 2008 |

wangchun

China

shi slhenme ys

 

 

01:10 AM Jan 07 2008 |

kyle123456

kyle123456

China

thanx

12:15 AM Jan 07 2008 |

kaizee

kaizee

Philippines

thanksfor the lessons..hope u will teach us more,, about past tense andpresent tense

07:18 PM Jan 06 2008 |

rachelxixi

rachelxixi

China

thank you very much~~!!

06:45 PM Jan 06 2008 |

mmmallan

Jordan

Very nice "Hijab"

regards 

07:19 AM Jan 06 2008 |

jullianne

jullianne

Philippines

ah i see….thanks

05:09 AM Jan 06 2008 |

pos0ne

United Kingdom

 hehe well…needa open a spanish lesson page cuz i alredy know english

08:42 PM Jan 04 2008 |

EstebanM

EstebanM

Colombia

Yeah… interesting lesson, bro!

03:05 PM Jan 04 2008 |

johncabs_22

Philippines

wow this is a useful lesson now i know how and when to use the word hung and hang.I never known this thing before i thought the past tense of hang was hanged yet there is an excetion to this,,,,,,,,,

07:49 AM Jan 04 2008 |

zhangzhihai2007

China

very goog, the class is very important.

thank you very much

03:59 AM Jan 04 2008 |

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