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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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The meeting will take place soon
The meeting will take part soon.
I'll take part in the meeting.
I'll take place in the meeting.

To take place means to happen or to be held, while to take part means to be involved in.

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We seat at a desk to write a letter.
We sit at a desk to write a letter.
He sat the passengers one by one.
He seated the passengers one by one.

Use sit as an intransitive verb. Seat is a transitive verb and requires an object. Very often the object of seat is a reflexive pronoun: He seated himself near the fire. The principal parts of the two verbs are: sit, sat, sat, and seat, seated, seated.

Don't confuse sit with set, which usually means to place. Common idioms with set: to set the table, to set on fire, to set off (or out), to set a trap, to set a clock, to set a price, to set your heart on, to set free, to set an example, to set a broken bone, to set to work (= to start work).

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The river has flown over its banks.
The river has flowed over its banks.

Flown is the past participle of fly, the past participle of flow (= to move as water) is flowed. The principal parts of the two verbs are: fly, flew, flown - flow, flowed, flowed.

Flee, fled, fled is formal but we still use it to mean to run away. We flee from danger. Float, floated, floated means to stay on the surface of water or other liquid: Ships float on the water.

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Rosie tried to found her lost book.
Rosie tried to find her lost book.

To find is a very common verb meaning to get back a thing lost. It's principal parts: find, found, found.

There is, however, another verb to found, meaning to establish: He founded the school fifty years ago.

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