sang vs sung : Common Errors in English

About sang vs sung

In modern English the normal past tense form of “sing” is “sang.” It’s not “she sung the anthem” but “she sang the anthem.” “Sung” is the past participle, used only after a helping verb: “She has sung the anthem. Play ball!”

sang Meaning(s)

  • (v) deliver by singing
  • (v) produce tones with the voice
  • (v) to make melodious sounds
  • (v) make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
  • (v) divulge confidential information or secrets
  • (n) North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng

sung Meaning(s)

  • (v) deliver by singing
  • (v) produce tones with the voice
  • (v) to make melodious sounds
  • (v) make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
  • (v) divulge confidential information or secrets
  • (n) the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy

sang in News

  1. PRINCETON AREA: Police blotter

    Princeton Sang Hyun Kim, 18, of Dumont, Conn., and a juvenile companion, 17, were charged with underage possession of alcohol and tampering with public documents on Nassau Street on May 30 at 9 p.m. Mr. Kim was also charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of paraphernalia for a controlled dangerous substance.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Princeton Packet

  2. Turkish protesters party in square despite ruling party call

    By Nick Tattersall and Jonathon Burch ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators chanted and sang in Istanbul's Taksim Square early on Thursday after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK party floated the offer of a referendum on development plans that stirred two weeks of protests. The night passed peacefully, with young men playing soccer on the square at dawn, after ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Racist comments for San Antonio boy who sang National Anthem

    Racist comments directed towards a 11-year-old boy who sang the National Anthem during the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat game are sparking outrage.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley

sung in News

  1. Nutley opinion: Bicycle racing

    Of all the times I’ve sung “Happy Birthday,” I must admit I’ve never sung it to honor a racetrack.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Record

  2. Review: 'Vehicle 19' delivers in its own right

    Though it's not 'Fast and Furious,' the film doesn't try to be. It's 100% car-centric and includes a nifty grocery store chase. Six films into "The Fast and Furious," Vin Diesel, The Rock, Sung Kang, Ludacris and Tyrese have crowded Paul Walker out of his own franchise. With "Vehicle 19," Walker takes the wheel. Only now, it's on the wrong side of the dashboard.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Spotlighting Background Singers In 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

    Filmmaker Morgan Neville's new documentary chronicles backup singers who have supported some of the biggest acts in music history, from Ike and Tina Turner to The Rolling Stones and sung some of pop music's catchiest hooks.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: NPR

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