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# After Guy Fawkes had been hung, his body was lied on the

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After Guy Fawkes had been hung, his body was lied on the ground and disembowelled.

(A) had been hung, his body was lied
(B) had been hanged, his body lay
(C) was hung, his body had been laid
(D) was hung, his body was laid
(E) had been hanged, his body was laid
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06 Sep 2006, 16:05
(E) had been hanged, his body was laid

Needs hanged as person is the subject.

Past Participle "had been" is correct as two actions, one before the other in time.
First action : hanged
Second action : laid & disembowelled

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06 Sep 2006, 16:15
Both are in the past, we need to specify which one happened first, hence my answer is E
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06 Sep 2006, 18:17
Why is A wrong here

we have had been ....and was laid in the chronological order
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06 Sep 2006, 18:26
Past participle of "hang" differs if the object is a person or a thing.

For thing: hang, hung, hung
For person: hang, hanged, hanged.

Eliminates A.

trivikram wrote:
Why is A wrong here

we have had been ....and was laid in the chronological order
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06 Sep 2006, 18:43
Interesting. I picked E, thinking "hanged" is the correct past-participle.

But what I didn't know ( thanks to haas ), hung is also past-participle for hang. Usage depends on the context.

Here is what I found from dictionary.com

[quote] Usage Note: Hanged, as a past tense and a past participle of hang, is used in the sense of â€œto put to death by hanging,â€
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06 Sep 2006, 19:08
trivikram wrote:
Why is A wrong here

we have had been ....and was laid in the chronological order

hey dude, take a relook at A once. Its "lied" not "laid"
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06 Sep 2006, 19:47
haas_mba07 wrote:
(E) had been hanged, his body was laid

Needs hanged as person is the subject.

Past Participle "had been" is correct as two actions, one before the other in time.
First action : hanged
Second action : laid & disembowelled

Used identical logic. Haas is spot on these days..
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06 Sep 2006, 20:27
ak_idc wrote:
trivikram wrote:
Why is A wrong here

we have had been ....and was laid in the chronological order

hey dude, take a relook at A once. Its "lied" not "laid"

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