How Do You Use Text Language?


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To write in text language, replace the original English word with an abbreviation. For example, "LOL" is the three-letter text language equivalent of the phrase "laughing out loud."

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The text language abbreviations "2nite,' "b4" and "gr8" have replaced the words "tonight," "before" and "great." Among the younger generation, text language is amusing and convenient. People often use it to save time or simply to fit in with the linguistic evolution. While text language began as an abbreviated way to communicate through cellphone text messages, it is gradually making its way into written text. Experts are concerned about its affect on children learning proper English.

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