grammar doctor

What’s Up with “Hanged” and “Hung”?

When it comes to regular objects such as paintings and articles of clothing, we use “hung” as the past tense of “hang”:

  • The doctor hung his lab coat inside his office wardrobe before he went home.

When it comes to the form of death (either execution or suicide), we use “hanged”:

  • The music world mourned when Ian Curtis hanged himself.

TL;DR:

The past tense of “hang” in the phrase “hang up the phone” is “hung,” e.g., “I hung up on her.” 📞

The past tense of the phrase “hang out” is “hung out,” as in “The Eleventh Doctor and his friends hung out yesterday and ate fish fingers and custard.”

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Hi guys!! It has been forever since I’ve written, so please go easy on me! I really hope you enjoy this though :D I got the prompt idea from this list

Dried tears on her cheeks, tissues scattered across the floor, and puffy red eyes.

Rose Tyler was in absolutely no state to answer the knocking at her door.

Whoever they were, they’d knocked once, twice, three times now. She finally picked herself up off the couch and dragged herself to the door, brushing her hand through her hair to make herself look somewhat more presentable.

She thought it could be a neighbor complaining about the noise (she’d been sobbing for hours, but she’d kept it pretty quiet, at least) or maybe Mickey or her mum checking on her (she honestly would prefer the first over the latter).

But when she finally looked through the peephole, it was not at all what she’d expected.

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I think, as most of Whouffaldi shippers, I’m really hoping Twelve and Clara kiss in this series. But thinking it through, I see it hard to happen. I can imagine that it’d be pretty awkward for Peter and Jenna, they being so close friends. And reading what Peter said in an interview recently, he thinks it would be creepy (it wouldn’t be, Peter). But seeing it from that point, I don’t think they will kiss :(

But reading the spoilers in Radio Times, which I regret so bad, and thinking about this song that apparently the Doctor wrote, I think it can be even better than a kiss. 

I mean how many people has the Doctor kissed? A lot. Instead, how many people has he written songs for/about? And I think that’d fit so much better for this Doctor. He doesn’t physically show many emotions, his strenght are words. We all loved that quote from Dark Water “do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?” and there we realised how he really felt about Clara. As Moffat said “it is the closest thing to an “I love you” he has ever said” Imagine now putting those exactly same feeling in a song. A song! That’s gonna be so romantic! And I’m not only saying it because I’m a sucker for love songs and I dream to find a guy who sings songs to me but really it’s gonna be so awesome! 

Yes, it’s gonna be terrible if Clara leaves, which is probably what’s gonna happen, but same as a post I read: we will have a Whouffaldi song! And it’d also show how much Clara changed the Doctor’s life. He was the man who didn’t like hugs and now he writes songs for his impossible girl! This might be the end for our OTP but also the proof that we need to show everyone that their love is real and not “father and daughter”…

I think we will only have to wait to see what happens and pray that Moffat don’t make Clara and us suffer that much :( 

Wrong Writing tip #4

“Then” and “than” almost sound the same, so you can use either one in writing and the reader would always know what you mean.

Example:
I would rather be pissed off THAN pissed on.
I would rather be pissed off THEN pissed on.

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Edit:
Thank you for catching my typo, @iverdamus