Sang vs sung

Sang is the simple past tense of sing, which means to make musical sounds with the voice. It is an intransitive verb, which means it is a verb which takes an object.

Sung is the past participle of sing. It is a verb that may not stand on its own, it must take an auxilliary, “helping” verb such as variants of “to have” and “to be”. Sung is used in the past tense as well as present pefect tense. If using the word sung, it must be accompanied by an auxilliary verb.



When Canadian doctor Frank Gregoire (right) sang the famous Hindi song Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2 for his wife Simran Malhotra (far right), little did the newly-wed couple know that the sweet gesture would make them internet stars. (The Hindustan Times)

A 49-year-old man from Youghal in Co Cork, who constantly sang ‘Born Free’ when he appeared in court in Derry on Monday, has been remanded in custody. (The Irish Times)

President Obama Sang the Davy Crockett Theme Song at an Event (TIME)

A hymn written by a Delaware pastor commemorating the nine who were shot and killed in Charleston, South Carolina, has been sung in numerous churches across the nation and even in other countries this past Sunday. (Christianity Daily)

According to the man President Barack Obama once affectionately called a “rocker,” this isn’t the first campaign event where he’s sung his heart out, and it certainly won’t be the last. (The Huffington Post)

He explained that Jackson hadn’t sung the choruses for the tracks, so “someone would have to be found” to perform them whenever they did get released, if Sony and Jackson’s family gave the go-ahead. (The Express Tribune)


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  1. fmjohnson says:

    “…which means it is a verb THAT takes an object.”

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