Welcome to Grammar Lesson Monday!
This continuous series will address many common grammar mistakes made in the media and that I've seen more than once. I strive to make the world a better place with good grammar.
Today, we will learn about when to use hanged or hung.
You use hanged when you refer to someone being put to death by hanging. Hanged is the past tense of hang by death:
It was customary for pirated to be hanged for their crimes.
You use hung when you refer to hanging something (on a wall, for example). Hung is the past tense of hang an object:
I hung my baby's picture on my cubicle wall at work.
That's it for today. Celebrate good grammar!