How to Use “Text” as a Verb

10 Mar

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This is a big one, folks. It’s time to address the use of “text” as a verb. First, let’s conjugate. Yay! Fun times! 

He texted yesterday.
He will text in a minute.
He texts all the time.
He is texting while driving.

Red alert! There is a grand-scale struggle with the past tense of text. It’s reaching crisis levels. 

Incorrect:
Sergio text me yesterday.

Correct:
Sergio texted me yesterday.

Here’s a handy tip…

Remember, “text” is short for “text message.” Thus, think of the word “message” when using the term “text.”

Incorrect: 
He message me yesterday.

Correct: 
He messaged me yesterday.

If you need a Get Out of Jail Free card, you simply can’t go wrong with “He sent me a text yesterday.” 

Lesson adjourned! 

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