The word “text” usually referred to text written in a book and would be considered a noun. With the advancement of technology today, text can be used as a verb and the action to “text” refers to sending a text message on a smartphone or mobile device.
The present tense of “text” can be used in the past tense as “texted”. The use of “texted” in the past tense makes sense for when you have already sent a text.
For example: “Did you see my text? I texted you earlier.” In this example the first sentence uses the present tense and the second sentence used the past tense.
The popularity and widespread use of text messaging technology today makes this a very important verb, one you may not even realize is used almost every day. One of the best ways to get a feel for concepts like this is by practicing with native English speakers. Cambly tutors are online 24/7 and you can call in from any device or computer and ask questions just like this! And hey, you can even send texts within the chat feature 🙂
Author: Chris Blatchly, Cambly Tutor
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