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ringed vs. rang #1 (permalink) Fri Nov 26, 2010 0:41 am   ringed vs. rang
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #98 "The Parliamentary Candidate (1)", question 9

On a Friday morning at the beginning of the campaign, the phone ......... in the Orpingtons' house at 6.30 in the morning.

(a) ringed
(b) rung
(c) rang
(d) wrung

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #98 "The Parliamentary Candidate (1)", answer 9

On a Friday morning at the beginning of the campaign, the phone rang in the Orpingtons' house at 6.30 in the morning.

Correct answer: (c) rang
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ringed vs. rang #2 (permalink) Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:43 pm   ringed vs. rang
 

'Ringed' is the past form of a rather specialized regular verb meaning 'put identification rings on the legs of wild birds'.

Birds are either ringed at the nest, or after being trapped in fine mist nets, Heligoland traps, drag nets, cannon nets, or by other methods.
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