Which is correct: shot or shooted? Where and when is the form shooted used?
Shooted is an obsolete, nonstandard simple past tense and past participle of shoot. (source)
You should not use this form. Shot is proper.
It's still used sometimes, but it's really obsolete. Example:
— The Huffington Post, “Georgianne Nienaber: Senator Leahy Calls for Freeze on Haiti Aid, Clinton Silent, Palin Visits Camps”
It's also common to use shooted when asking:
Although it's also improper and the correct term is "Have you ever shot a gun?"
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Shot is the correct past tense of shoot. Shot is also a noun referring to the firing of a gun or the projectile that is blasted out of one.
It's related to usage.
Shooted is used when speaking of plants sending out shoots (My lilies have shooted). It's usually intransitive.
Shot is used in most other contexts. It can be transitive (I shot the sheriff) or intransitive (The kids shot out of class as soon as the bell rang).
protected by Clark Kent May 29 '12 at 13:12
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