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    Floralfred67 Guest

    Default the word 'hung'

    Can someone be hung?
    or should you write: he was hanged

    He/she was hung for their crime?
    He/she was hanged for their crime?

    please can you explain the correct way to write about a hanging?
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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: the word 'hung'

    People are hanged; pictures are hung. This is only a guideline, and it is frequently ignored by some of the best writers of English.
    Last edited by mykwyner; 26-May-2005 at 04:41.

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