past tense of texting

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using past tense of texting

See example:

The majority of the class participanted while others secretly facebooked and texted the whole time.
asked May 01 '11 at 13:47 Nona Lockridge New member

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Nona, 

 

If Grammarly is catching this, it is because verbs like 'to google', 'to Facebook', and 'to text' are new to the English language and have yet to be registered as official verbs in many dictionaries.  

 

If this is a professional or formal text, consider using less colloquial forms of these verbs.  For example:

 

"The majority of the class participated, while others secretly used Facebook and sent texts the whole time."

link comment edited May 02 '11 at 17:30 Kimberly Expert

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