Please settle a bet. What is the correct pronunciation of the past tense of the verb “to text” (as in text messaging)? — Jodi M. Nenninger, Conrad Siegel Actuaries
This is new territory in the grammar world. Like so many other web-related words, the verb “text” doesn’t appear in many dictionaries yet.
Example: You’ll see “text messaging” listed as a noun in Merriam-Webster, but the verb form of that word doesn’t appear.
In the American Heritage dictionary, however, you can find the verb “text” and its related forms: texted and texting.
If that sounds unnatural, you could also use the phrase “text-messaged.”
Examples: “I texted him to let him know the meeting time has changed” or “I text-messaged him to let him know the meeting time has changed.”
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