Re: shoot, shot or . . .

Subject: Re: shoot, shot or . . .
From: Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -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 15:50:29 -0500

âI see what you mean. Troubleshoot has a past using the periphrastic....He did some troubleshooting or the system underwent troubleshooting six times..

Jim Jones

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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