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. (This sentence is in the past tense.)
Some students were texting during class, and when the teacher found out, they got in trouble. (This sentence is in the past continuous tense.)
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.