Is texting ruining english

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IS TEXTING RUINING ENGLISH?STUDENT NAMEINSTRUCTOR NAMECOURSE TITLEIS TEXTING RUINING ENGLISH?Linguists have argued on whether texting can be attributed to ruining English. This debate has been ongoing each side having protagonists and antagonists arguing out their different opinion. The semantics of English language, grammar and the syntax are the major argument points in these discussions on how they have been affected by texting. Texting is a form of communication used with mobile phones where the message is sent as text as opposed to audio that was used in landline telephones. Research has been conducted in various institutions to come with a hypothesis on this subject. In this article I will show how texting has affected English showing the pros and cons and at the end come with a conclusion on whether texting has ruined English.The first text message through a mobile phone was sent in the year 1992 and for two decades communication has been revolutionized. Texting is commonly referred to as short message service (SMS) as one is limited to about 160 characters per text message. Texting has evolved from the SMS that uses the global system for mobile (GSM) communication to using internet to send texts (Abdilova, 105). Many people tend to communicate via texting since it is a cheaper means of communication and it is convenient. In a single day the number of text messages amounts t

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