Putted or Put? Which is Correct?

Putted or put? Which one should you say?

Putt and put are two different words with different meanings and pronunciations.

Put means to place something somewhere, whereas putt means to strike (the golf ball) lightly, so it moves nearer to the golf hole. Putted is the past tense and past participle of putt.

Put

Put means to place something somewhere.

If you want to use the past tense of put, we would say “put.” This is because put is an irregular verb.

For example, you could say:

I put the ham sandwich in the fridge yesterday.

VerbPast TensePast ParticiplePresent TensePresent Participle
PutPutPutPutPutting

Other Examples of Sentences with “Put”

  • I’m going to put these books back on the shelf.
  • Can you put your shoes on, please?
  • Put your coat on, or you’ll catch a cold.
  • Please put your coats in the wardrobe.
  • I need to put some more money in my savings account.
  • The cat has put a hole in the curtain.
  • Can you put the iPad down so I can talk to you?
  • I need to put some gas in the car before we go.
  • Please put your phone away during the movie.
  • I am putting the milk carton in the trash.

Is “putted” a word?

Yes, putted is a word but it is not related to the verb “put.” For the past tense of “put,” we must leave it as put. Putted has an entirely different meaning as it belongs to a different verb.

Putt

First of all… What does putt mean?

Putt means to strike a ball gently so that it rolls along the green into or near the hole.

Putt is a term related to golf. Putted is acceptable as the past tense or past participle of the verb “to putt.”

We call the special club used to hit the golf ball a putter. Putt can be used as a verb and a noun.

For example, you could say:

I putted the ball successfully into the hole.

VerbPast TensePast ParticiplePresent TensePresent Participle
PuttPuttedPuttedPuttPutting

Other Examples of Sentences with “Putted” and “Putt”

  • He putted the ball too hard, and it went off the green.
  • I’ve never seen someone putt so badly in my life!
  • She putted like a pro and got a hole in one.
  • The beginner putted the ball off the green.
  • Can you believe he putted from behind a tree?
  • He was terrible at putting today.
  • Have you ever 8 putted?
  • Alice is getting better at putting the ball.
  • Tom had putted the ball so poorly.
  • Wow, she putts the ball right into the hole from across the green.
  • The putt has a better chance of going in if you putt more aggressively.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Have any other questions? Let’s answer them here!

What is the past tense of “put”?

The past form of the verb “put” is put.

What tense is putted?

Putted is the past tense or past participle of the verb “putt.”

Can we say puts?

Puts comes from the infinitive verb “to put,” and it occurs in the third person singular present tense. For example, “he puts on his shoes before he leaves the house.”

In Conclusion

So, to sum it up, if you’re talking about placing something somewhere, use the verb “put.” If you want to use the past tense of “put,” you say “put.”

If you’re talking about striking a golf ball lightly so that it rolls along the ground, use the verb “putt.”

We hope this clears things up for you! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.

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