Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.166)

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

166. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. After the humiliating exposure
[B]. he hanged his head
[C]. in shame.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

he hung his head down

Pramod said: (Dec 14, 2013)  
This is in the form of Past Continuous + Simple Past.

Where the new action will be in Simple Past Tense.

Prakhar said: (Jan 1, 2015)  
Hanged is right word not hung as given in explanation. Hung- past form of verb hang is for just suspension e.x. Hung his cloths to dry. Hanged is past verb of hang reserved only for execution of someone.

Vishrut said: (Sep 23, 2015)  
I thought "he "hanged" himself " would be the correct answer.

Kavitha said: (Oct 4, 2015)  
Please explain in detail.

Nisha said: (Jul 22, 2016)  
Hung :
This seems to be the troublesome word. Most people think it\'s simply a past tense form of "hang" and thus use it in every retrospect. That is not the case. Hung is proper when you are not referring to the act of killing a person via "hanging.
For example, you can say "He hung the painting in the living room.
Notice that does not deal with a person\'s death but rather a simple act of hanging.

So what's "hanged"?

Remember how I said hung didn't refer to killing someone through a hanging? Guess what this word does! You got it. Hanged is used only as the past tense form of killing someone through hanging. For example, "In the past, it was popular to have people hanged. You would not use hung in this case. If you see in a newspaper that a journalist uses hung in this case, be sure to write a letter"because it would be wrong.

Sameer S. said: (Mar 6, 2018)  
He 'hanged' * himself === RIP (DEATH).
He 'hung' his head === just resting to get peace (SAD/UPSET/HUMILIATION).
He hung his cloths === drying laundry.
* exception, otherwise grammatically wrong.

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