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Hang Glide

Although technically the phrase “hang glide” is two words it seems to be used as one - as in hang gliding.

So what on earth is the past tense of hang glide? Hang glided?

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Hang glode.
I just invented it. it must be real.

Hugh September 25, 2005, 9:37am

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Glide is the verb, hang is just an add-on. So the answer is: however you normally conjugate glide.

slemmet September 25, 2005, 10:36am

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The past tense of "hang glide" is "flew."

Dave September 25, 2005, 12:33pm

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The past tense of "hang glide" is "flew," as in, "Jack flew from here to Carson County in his hang glider today."

Dave September 25, 2005, 12:36pm

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Yeah, hang glode seems correct:
ORIGINAL
glide

glided

(have) glided
MODEL
ride

rode

(have) ridden
RESULT
glide

glode

(have) glidden

richcrook September 25, 2005, 12:51pm

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I'd say the past tense would have to be "glud" i.e. "Jack glud from here to Carson county on his hang glider yesterday"

Smitty September 26, 2005, 2:24am

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The comedian Eddie Izzard says:
"I hang glide, you hang glide, he/she hang glides. We hang glid - you hang glidded - they... hang gliddededed."
Muddled as it is, I think I've gotta go with it 'cause it's funny. Past tense of hang glide = "hang glid."

SpellChick September 26, 2005, 2:53am

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Survived!

Matt September 26, 2005, 4:31am

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Allgonzo

Yes September 26, 2005, 10:50pm

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"hang glide" is a subject/object. It is traditionally not used as a verb in a sentence. Thus, it should be used as so:
1. I went hang gliding the other day
2.I am hang gliding right now
3.Bob and I are going to go hang gliding tomorrow

ESL Survivor September 26, 2005, 10:51pm

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"hang glide" is a exocentric compound like "Maple Leafs" and the past tense for me is "hang glided" - altho "hang glid" also shows up in google.

John July 25, 2006, 12:49pm

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actually forget that, I don't know if it is an exocentric compound.

John July 25, 2006, 1:13pm

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Eddie says its hang glid, and hang glidded, and hang gliddedidid. So that's definitely it.

C July 12, 2007, 8:36pm

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whats glide

princessgaby99 March 5, 2008, 12:33pm

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hung glid

brendah October 27, 2010, 6:39pm

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Some folks have the same problem with scuba dive ... dived or dove / doven.

But here, with glide, you cannot go wrong! Not only does glide have a weak and a strong form, it has two strong forms!

Even Eddie Izzard isn't far off. There was a very old form, gegliden.

glide, glided, glided
glide, glided, glode
glide, glid, glid
glide, glid, glidden
glide, glode, glidden

http://www.thefullwiki.org/glide

ALL are correct and have been brooked over the years.

Now just hang "hang" onto the stem:

hang-glide, hang-glode, hang-glidden
or
hang-glide, hang-glid, hang-glidden
or ... pick one.

AnWulf October 5, 2011, 10:40am

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