Please tell me if this sounds good.


Maxine stood on a short step-ladder and hanged a happy birthday banner below her school picture that was on the wall. 

asked Oct 04 '13 at 19:25 Noel Jones New member

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'Hanged' is the archaic past tense of 'hang'.  About the only usage it has today is in reference execution by hanging. 'Hung' is the prefered past tense, which will also be used in reference to execution. Stick with 'hung'.

I think the sentence would read better like this:


Maxine stood on a short step-ladder and hung a happy birthday banner on the wall below her school picture.

link answered Oct 05 '13 at 00:18 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

This answer was helpful, thanks.

Noel JonesOct 05 '13 at 11:21

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