Hang, hung and hanged
The word hang has two basic meanings.
We can hang a picture or another object. It is also possible to hang a man. The past tenses are different for the two meanings.
Pictures or drapes are hung, but a man is hanged to death.
Examples are given below.
- Have you hung the curtains yet? (NOT Have you hanged the…)
- The murderer was hanged at dawn. (NOT The murderer was hung at dawn.)
The hanger is an object used for hanging.
- Hang your coat on this hanger.
A hangar is an aeroplane shed.
- The plane was wheeled into the hangar for repairs.