What's the correct version and why?


We found the hotel immediately, thanks to the friendly locals and the hotel's high-hung/high-hanging sign.

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Both are possible, but, here, I'd lean for 'high hanging'; because the past verb is already applied in 'found'. Now when you describe the position of the billboard, it's 'hanging'. This works especially when you are talking about just past and not distant past.

As I said, high-hung is also possible. But then, it'd be quite far past. I can think of an example:

Historians say that keeping high-hung portraits of Gods and Goddesses in streets was the culture of that civilization.

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