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While chatting with my friend.


She wrote: shrugs


I mean, is it grammatical?


She is it the one who did it. Then why -shrugs not shrug?

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shrug is better, but if you are not chatting in complete sentences then the rules of grammar are often ignored or applied loosely.

Clive

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I asked this on another forum they told me it is becoming increasingly common during text messaging to write actions as if they are from a script, for example, words like laughs or shrugs describe an action that the other person is doing but you cannot see over a text message.

TV and movie scripts are often written this way:

BOB
WHY DID YOU WRITE THAT?

JOHN
[SHRUGS]