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What's factually correct and what do you think is correct?

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Text or Texted as past tense?
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banned8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Text or Texted as past tense?
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banned#1
I always say "I text you yesterday"
#2
i wud say

"i sent u a txt yesterday"

or

"i received a txt from u yesterday"
#3
i texted you
but like ace.... i would say i sent you as text
banned#4
Txt Txt Txt
Texted sounds abit batty
#5
I phoned you because I know you can't work out how to bleedin text mum :w00t:
#6
its officialy 'texted' read it somewhere , what i hate is people who call texts 'texters' ' i get 400 texters on my plan' loads of muppets at work say it
#7
choc1969
I phoned you because I know you can't work out how to bleedin text mum :w00t:


lol x x xx x:thumbsup:
banned#8
acecatcher3
i wud say

"i sent u a txt yesterday"

or

"i received a txt from u yesterday"


I'm talking about real language not text language but thanks for your input Luke :)
#10
There is no such thing as 'correct' grammar. Grammar is just a description of language, and language-use changes over time (although some things remain relatively constant).

So your question is a really good one, esp because text (as a verb) is a relatively new entry into our lexicon. It is therefore more open to possibilities than older words that have become 'cemented' into the language.

If enough people decide that 'text' is more appropriate than 'texted', then the grammar will eventually reflect this. But of course there will always be a few twits who spend their lives writing to Radio 4 and The Times complaining about 'bad' grammar. Whatever happens, they will insist that the traditional 'ed' rule should apply. Small-minded conservative twits, the lot of them :)
#11
Liddle ol' me
There is no such thing as 'correct' grammar. Grammar is just a description of language, and language-use changes over time (although some things remain relatively constant).

So your question is a really good one, esp because text (as a verb) is a relatively new entry into our lexicon. It is therefore more open to possibilities than older words that have become 'cemented' into the language.

If enough people decide that 'text' is more appropriate than 'texted', then the grammar will eventually reflect this. But of course there will always be a few twits who spend their lives writing to Radio 4 and The Times complaining about 'bad' grammar. Whatever happens, they will insist that the traditional 'ed' rule should apply. Small-minded conservative twits, the lot of them :)


No, that's something completely different. Twits applies to Twitter or Twittering. Lol :w00t:
#12
lyndsbowes
i texted you
but like ace.... i would say i sent you as text


That is right.
#13
WoolyM
No, that's something completely different. Twits applies to Twitter or Twittering. Lol :w00t:


I just knew someone would pull me up about something or other in that post. It could have been worse though! :p
#14
Trickyjabs
That is right.


thanks :)
#15
lyndsbowes
i texted you
but like ace.... i would say i sent you as text


Trickyjabs
That is right.


lyndsbowes
thanks :)


There you go. A grammar consensus being built as we 'speak'. ( But tbh I'm not sure what they agreed on :? I think this search for 'correct' usage continues... )
#16
Liddle ol' me
There you go. A grammar consensus being built as we 'speak'. ( But tbh I'm not sure what they agreed on :? I think this search for 'correct' usage continues... )


Shurrup! ;-)
#17
lyndsbowes
i texted you
but like ace.... i would say i sent you as text



Lots of people have quoted this. ace.... i would say i sent you as text

But the original seems to have gone now
That quote doesn't make sense and I think a lot of younger people today don't know what is right or wrong when trying to express themselves.
#18
Jumpingphil
Lots of people have quoted this. ace.... i would say i sent you as text

But the original seems to have gone now
That quote doesn't make sense and I think a lot of younger people today don't know what is right or wrong when trying to express themselves.


if you had read it properly you would have read it like 'but, like ace, i would say 'i sent you a text'
also, i am 26 so quite young but still old enough to what is right and wrong when trying to express myself but thanks for trying to analyse my comment but IMO you faled :)
#19
Liddle ol' me
There is no such thing as 'correct' grammar. Grammar is just a description of language, and language-use changes over time (although some things remain relatively constant).


lol right

is there such no thing as grammar correct, just grammar is language of description and use time languages change over use (things some although relatively constant remain)

rest case i my
banned#20
lyndsbowes
... i am 26 so quite young but still old enough to what is right and wrong...


I'll be 26 in a couple of months then I'll be REALLY old :?
#21
lyndsbowes
if you had read it properly you would have read it like 'but, like ace, i would say 'i sent you a text'
also, i am 26 so quite young but still old enough to what is right and wrong when trying to express myself but thanks for trying to analyse my comment but IMO you faled :)



I did read it properly.
I've read it again and it still doesn't say what you are now posting.
What am I supposed to do, read what you MEANT or what you TYPED.

My reference to the younger people wasn't aimed at you but you have shown an example of what I mean.
"i am 26 so quite young but still old enough to what is right and wrong when trying to express myself"
That doesn't make sense either.
Or this "but IMO you faled " I think it is you who have failed here.

It seems that a lot of the younger people these days don't check what they type. They just rush things off and post it with bad spelling and bad grammar.
Perhaps that is what society is coming to these days with abbreviated text speak.
I for one don't think it is a good thing.
But then that is probably just me being an old fuddy duddy.
Do you know what I mean..like?
#22
"texted" or "txtd" if in text lol

But whatever floats your boat really. Good english is about effective communication.
#23
Jumpingphil


It seems that a lot of the younger people these days don't check what they type. They just rush things off and post it with bad spelling and bad grammar.
Perhaps that is what society is coming to these days with abbreviated text speak.
I for one don't think it is a good thing.
But then that is probably just me being an old fuddy duddy.
Do you know what I mean..like?


Innitttt? :)

But this is because solid English lessons that taught spelling, grammar and handwriting are no longer taught in our schools to the same extent or depth that they used to be. I remember when my grandfather would play word games with me to pass the time. My parents felt that television resulted in a "dumbing down" of society so we never had one. My life was full of friends and family and relationships between people and real-time "adventures". Children now have to deal with far more stressful activities than we ever did. They can use computers and games machines to live in other universes, blast aliens, design new homes; they are learning different skills than we ever did. It is a cultural shift from one generation to another arising in part from this growing fear among parents that our children are not safe outside their own front doors.
#24
Jumpingphil
I did read it properly.
I've read it again and it still doesn't say what you are now posting.
What am I supposed to do, read what you MEANT or what you TYPED.

My reference to the younger people wasn't aimed at you but you have shown an example of what I mean.
"i am 26 so quite young but still old enough to what is right and wrong when trying to express myself"
That doesn't make sense either.
Or this "but IMO you faled " I think it is you who have failed here.

It seems that a lot of the younger people these days don't check what they type. They just rush things off and post it with bad spelling and bad grammar.
Perhaps that is what society is coming to these days with abbreviated text speak.
I for one don't think it is a good thing.
But then that is probably just me being an old fuddy duddy.
Do you know what I mean..like?


hahahahaha you really are such a ....:whistling:
i honestly don't care what my typing looks like on here because it's not going to get me anywhere in life typing a paragraph and then sitting analysing it and correcting any mistakes..... better stuff to do tbh (or to be honest)
if you can't understand what i type or don't like it, don't read it and better still don't reply to me.
thanks

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