The past simple and the past participle of hang
Conjugation of the verb hang:
Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':
Third Person Singular:
1. To suspend or be suspended from above without support from below.
2. To spend time idly.
3. To be executed.
The past simple and past participle form hanged is reserved for people being suspended by a rope around the neck until dead (i.e., meaning N° 3). For meanings N° 1 & 2, the form hung is used.
1. Why don't we hang the picture on the wall?
I hung the washing out to dry.
Please, hang your coat on the rack over there.
2. She spent the day hanging with her friend.
3. He was hanged for murderer.
The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as hang. They are:
- Verbs with 'u' in the past simple and past participle.
- Verbs like 'cling, clung, clung'.