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jt1990

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What's the past tense of "Troubleshoot?" Is it "troubleshooted?" "Troubleshot?" :) :)
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Troubleshot

*admin feels like he's being setup for a joke.
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My Eighth Grade English teacher would have said to rewrite the sentence.

"I troubleshooted/troubleshot the problem, but no solution was found."

"After troubleshooting the problem, no solution was found."

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I concur with Johanna's 8th grade teacher.
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So does my mother
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Maybe troubledshoot?

*please don't hurt me! :)

But seriously, if you really needed to use the past tense and not rewrite the sentence, I think it's troubleshooted.
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Well, now, you wouldn't say I shooted that person, would you? You would say I shot that person. Why would the past tense be troubleshooted?
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coz u had to shoot himto get in trouble first

*Metallica runs
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Well, now, you wouldn't say I shooted that person, would you? You would say I shot that person. Why would the past tense be troubleshooted?


*Keith runs too
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Upon using Google to do some searches (because Google is your friend), I would say that troubleshot is not a valid word. There is no definition for it in multiple dictionaries that I have checked. The primary reference I can find to troubleshot is in golf, but it's actually two words - trouble shot - and refers to a difficult shot, not troubleshooting.

*sari ignores certain people who obviously have nothing better to do than edit her replies.

:)

Oh, Metallica - you left out a space between 'him' and 'to'. :)
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I :) you too sari.

I know you have a lot more sponsitility with your new position here but when are you coming back to the trivia game?
I miss having you there.

Edited by keithr128, 28 May 2008 - 08:26 AM.

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*sari ignores certain people who obviously have nothing better to do

:)

Oh, Metallica - you left out a space between 'him' and 'to'. :)


*Metallica is glad he didn't get ignored. :)
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I :) you too sari.

I know you have a lot more sponsitility with your new position here but when are you coming back to the trivia game?
I miss having you there.


You still miss me?

sari + 6 pts 10! 45 955

I beat you today, anyway. I'll savor that victory.
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Troubledshot ?
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I consulted the dictionary (Merriam Webster) and "troubleshoot" comes from "troubleshooter". No other forms are listed. Therefore, I'm sticking with a sentence rewrite, even though "troubleshot" follows the rules. "I investigated the problem" sounds better than slang anyway.
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