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    Question Correction of Sentences

    " Why have you hanged the clothes on the line outside? "

    What is wrong with the above sentence...

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    What's the past tense of "hang"?

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    Default Re: Correction of Sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by dharanija View Post
    "Why have you hanged the clothes on the line outside?"

    What is wrong with the above sentence?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Your profile shows that you are an English teacher. As such, it's important that you stick to the correct form of written English because learners will read your posts and assume they are written correctly. Please note the amendments I have made to your post in red.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-Dec-2012 at 21:58.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Correction of Sentences

    Meat is hung, but men are hanged.

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    Default Re: Correction of Sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by sergeyrais View Post
    Meat is hung, but men are hanged.
    Your desire to help is appreciated, sergeyrais, but SoothingDave had given dharanija the chance to work something out for himself. Please leave a little time for this before giving the answer.

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    Default Re: Correction of Sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    What's the past tense of "hang"?
    I'd say "What's the Past Participle of "hang"?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergeyrais View Post
    I'd say "What's the Past Participle of "hang"?"
    I'm really not sure what your point was with this post. Soothing Dave's post (#2) was meant as a hint to help the original poster to work out the answer.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Correction of Sentences

    Except that the original does require the participle, not the simple past.
    You hung it? Why did you hang it?
    But
    You have ___ it? Why have you ____ it?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Correction of Sentences

    thank you.i could get the answer.The correct answer is hung.Why have you hung the clothes?

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    Default Re: Correction of Sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by dharanija View Post
    thank you.i could get the answer.The correct answer is hung.Why have you hung the clothes?
    Have you read emsr2d2's post?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your profile shows that you are an English teacher. As such, it's important that you stick to the correct form of written English because learners will read your posts and assume they are written correctly. Please note the amendments I have made to your post in red.
    Please remember the following standards of written English:

    - Start every new sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Put a space after full stop, comma, question mark, exclamation mark, colon, semi-colon etc.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 30-Dec-2012 at 17:23.

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