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No-one has been hanged in Britain since 1964.
No-one has been hung in Britain since 1964.
We hung the picture on the wail.
We hanged the picture on the wall.

When the reference is to killing a person or animal by hanging, we use the form hanged. In other cases, the form is hung. The principal parts of the two verbs are: hang, hanged, hanged; hang, hung, hung.

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When school is over I go to home.
When school is over I go home.

The expression I go to home is wrong. Say: I go home.

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The astronauts are bringing plants to the moon.
The astronauts are taking plants to the moon.

Using bring or take depends on where the speaker or doer is. We use bring for things coming to where we are and take for things going somewhere else: Take these cakes to your grandmother and bring (back) some flowers from her garden.

To fetch means to go somewhere else and come back with something: Please fetch me a glass of water (= go and come back with a glass of water)

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From now on I'll study hard.
From now and on I'll study hard.

The phrase from now and on is incorrect. Say, from now on.

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The rain prevented me to go.
The rain prevented me from going.
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