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The picture hung on the wall vs. The picture was hanging on the wall ?
Jan 6, 2016 8:56 PM
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They are pretty much equivalent. There's a subtle difference. "I gave them a copy of Marc Chagall's 'The Birthday' as a wedding present, and when I visited them it was hanging on the wall." Here, "was hanging" is better than "hung." "It hung on the wall for the rest of their lives." Here, "it hung" is better than "it was hanging."
January 7, 2016
With no context to suggest otherwise, I think they can be used interchangeably.
January 6, 2016
Las dos son correctas. Or was hanging esta colgando. is present tense. Hung indicates it was placed there before.
January 6, 2016
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