RE: shoot, shot or . . .

Subject: RE: shoot, shot or . . .
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:40:56 +0000

"Troubleshot" sounds less awkward/seems grammatically appropriate.

Oh, and I just checked a couple of credible on-line dictionaries; they all say "troubleshot" is the past tense.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com <techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> On Behalf Of Ken Poshedly
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:38 PM
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: shoot, shot or . . .

OK gang. It's not even Friday, but here's something to rattle your cages early.
What's the past tense of "troubleshoot"?
Normally, the past tense of "shoot" is "shot" as in "I shot the gun".
But while I'm reasonably certain that "troubleshooted" is wrong, "troubleshot" just doesn't seem correct either.
I think I'll have another drink, bartender.
-- Ken in Atlanta
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