Re: shoot, shot or . . .

Subject: Re: shoot, shot or . . .
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:12:59 -0700

It is troubleshot but it is still wrong because troubleshoot is informal and can be imprecise.


On 3/28/2018 1:38 PM, Ken Poshedly wrote:

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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