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I've seen it so often on this site - the past tense of "text" as "text". "I text him and told him..."It's irritating.That's all, really. I know it's new as a verb but surely the past tense is "texted". Or properly "I sent him a text message..."
Oh I hate it too, and it sounds awful so I'm continually baffled as to why people use it!
Wouldn't texted be ok as the past tense of the verb "to text" which I would think of as a proper verb in the 21st century?
Yes "texted" would be ok, it's the use of "text" as a past tense which is like a seed in my teeth.
I completely agree VG, I've noticed it a few times myself. Suspect the perps are thinking in terms of "texed". (wrong I know, just speculating)
LOL @ perps!
annoying I agree. But not as annoying as "I turned around and said..." and then"He turned around and said...".Emm, so why were you trying to conduct a conversation back-to-back then?
LOL dismemberingdora, whenever I hear that I can't help but picture the people in question spinning as they talk
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