The Principal Parts of the verb “to Hang” are: hang, hung, hung. Tense: hang Simple Tense: hung Past Participle (used with auxiliary verb “to Have”): hung.
Today, I hang an ornament on the tree. Yesterday, I hung four more ornaments. I have always hung most of the ornaments on the tree at Christmas.
“Hang” is an irregular verb. It does NOT take the ending “-ed” in most cases.
Here are three more examples from the site http://www.k12reader.com/term/irregular-verbs/: Hang your hat here. John hung his hat on the hat tree. Many have hung from the gallows of the Old West.
It is correct to say: I hung up the phone. She hung the laundry out to dry. Mark’s colleagues at work hung him out to dry on the day of his big presentation.
” Hang” as used above is a transitive verb — it takes a Direct Object. You have to hang something (usually somewhere): hang up the phone, hang the laundry, hang your coat up on a hook, e.g.
Intransitive uses of “hang” include: to hang out with a friend to get hung up over something [Slang or colloquial, but still correct.]
” Hanged ” is a special case, as in to be Hanged : He was hanged by the neck until dead. He hanged himself in his cell.
Check out this page:https://www.englishrules.com/writing/2005/hanged-or-hung/ which states the following:
“Hanged, as a past tense and a past participle of hang, is used in the sense of “to put to death by hanging … In all other senses of the word, hung is the preferred form as past tense and past participle, as in I hung my child’s picture above my desk.”
“Pictures can be hung, but people are always hanged. It’s an odd quirk of the English language.”