July 31, 2014 - Word of the Day: text
If you have a cellphone, you might know how to use this word as a verb; however,
for most of my life, "text" has been a noun. You should know how to use the word "text" as a noun, a verb, and as an adjective.
Here are some examples of how to use "text" as a verb:
- Aisha texted her parents to let them know she was okay after the storm.
- Some students were texting during class, and when the teacher found out, they got in trouble.
- Text me when you find out if you got the job or not.
This is what the word looks like as a noun:
- Aisha sent her parents a text letting them know that she was okay.
- The text in this book is very difficult. (text: words)
- The teacher helped the students understand the text. (text: book or words)
- Send me a text.
When it's used as an adjective, the word "text" usually goes before the noun "message."
- I tried sending you a text message, but I think I sent it to someone else.
- Text messaging is a very popular way for people to communicate.
As a teacher, I often use the word "text" when forming a compound noun, "textbook."
- My students will be using new textbooks this year.
- If you look very carefully, you can find a lot of errors in some textbooks used for teaching English.
The text in this book is very difficult to read.
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