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Re: Past tense of “text”  •  January 28, 2010, 6:21pm  •  0 vote

You are right that "text" gets used in past-tense sentences, as your question examples illustrate. However, what people were arguing about before was whether "text" could be the past-tense form in si

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  January 28, 2010, 5:57pm  •  0 vote

Phil, that's a hilarious link. I can sympathize. I'm working on a project right now studying a dialect of Ojibwe, a language spoken by the indigenous people of the upper US midwest and southern Onta

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  January 28, 2010, 5:49pm  •  3 votes

Regarding "verbizing" nouns, anyone who opposes that is surely unaware of the extensive history of such activity in the history of English. :) Contentious examples include access (1962), impact (1935

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  January 28, 2010, 4:59pm  •  4 votes

Phil, The string "did you text" is not an example of "text" in the past tense. Here, "did" is an auxiliary verb, which necessarily takes a verbal complement in base form. The base form is sometim

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  October 27, 2009, 1:21pm  •  13 votes

I'm a bit puzzled by some of the debate on this thread. First of all, the spelling of a word and its pronunciation are not independent. If indeed we were to settle on 'text' as the past tense form