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    #11

    Re: Hang/hung

    Quote Originally Posted by peter
    He was hanged yesterday.
    he hanged himself?
    He is a hanged man.
    In my humble British English opinion, one could use hung and hanged equally in all of these except the last.

    He was hung yesterday.
    He hung himself
    If you click here you'll see examples of "a hanged man" in use.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    #12
    You could say the 'hanging corpse'. :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You could say the 'hanging corpse'. :o
    Would that be a corpse that hangs, or a corpse that is hanging?

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    #14
    One still on the gallows

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    #15

    Surprise!

    Check this out: http://www.mystae.com/restricted/str...hangedman.html

    (It's not what I would have thought "The Hanging Man" refers to.)

    8)

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    #16

    "hanging man"

    "a hanging man": http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search (639 "hits") (In many of the uses the term in no way refers to a human being.)

    "the hanging man": http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...=Google+Search (1,420 "hits")

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