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    wang.cupid is offline Junior Member
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    Default click or click on

    Hi, Is on necessary after click in the following sentence?

    Please click (on) the icon to proceed.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: click or click on

    It's not necessary, but it's not incorrect either.

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    Default Re: click or click on

    SoothingDave, what is incorrect either?

    Please click the icon to proceed.
    Is this sentence incorrect?

    And thank you for creating this thread.
    This is also something that makes me wonder all the time.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: click or click on

    It is correct to say either "click on the icon" or "click the icon." I might say either.

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    Default Re: click or click on

    Thank you.
    By reading your 1st answer again, I realized I confused "not incorrect" with something else.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: click or click on

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    click

    computers : to press a button on a mouse or some other device in order to make something happen on a computer [+ obj]

    ▪ To open the program, point at the icon and click the left mouse button. ▪ click the icon [no obj] ▪ Click here to check spelling in the document.
    ó often + on ▪ Click on the icon to open the program. ▪ I got to the Web site by clicking on a link at another site.

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