Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
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Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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Texted

  • January 3, 2011, 7:11am

Past tense of “text”

  • November 14, 2010, 4:58am

QUESTION: I’m sure you’ve been asked this before, but I need to know. What is the past tense of “to text”? And if it has not been officially decided, who decides when new words are part of the dictionary? This certainly needs to be addressed. Thanks. Sincerely, Al Gore/Inventor jk...

RESPONSE: The verb “text” is conjugated according to the normal English pattern, so the past tense would be “I texted.” Here at Merriam-Webster, we have a series of criteria that a word has to meet to be considered for entry in our dictionary. We spend a certain amount of time every day scouring all sorts of published material for examples of new words, and when we find them, they go into our citation database. When we revise our dictionary, we check the database to see if any of these new words have enough support to warrant their entry. For more information on the process and criteria we use to enter words in the dictionary, please visit our Web site at http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/words_in.htm. Daniel Brandon,Associate Editor, Merriam-Webster Inc.

Texted

  • August 31, 2010, 10:18pm

Try these words.
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Past tense of “text”

  • January 29, 2010, 3:50pm

??? Love reading these, Wish I had more time to post my 3 pence worth!!!

Texted

  • January 29, 2010, 3:15pm

I agree with You Paul 94.7%..........
The other blog is more interesting!

Texted

  • November 25, 2009, 12:38pm

Everything can be found on this new 2009 website,using all combos of words like "TEXTED" Many links can be viewed!

Past tense of “text”

  • October 3, 2009, 4:18pm

Google Search guy found the site that everyones talking about.. See "Texted" being used and and spoken by todays youth!!! Parents approve,Like Myself. www.ThatsNotCool.com

Texted

  • October 3, 2009, 4:12pm

The national AD campaign using Texted and Texual is found on the Parent/Youth/Teen site called Thats not cool . com, when I checked a few minutes ago Google had 18,565,000 HITS!!! WOW! Go figure?

Past tense of “text”

  • September 30, 2009, 2:18pm

Vote for Paulina... "YOU ROCK GIRL" Let me buy you a round or 2! my email for You.. ImSoVain@Shallow.me She can be a snob if she wants... TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED Lol ;)

Texted

  • September 24, 2009, 10:59am

I agree with you michele, Texted is now the main norm , not Text-ED , The future of the New America is here to stay... UMMM. See Ya!