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    #1

    Click on the button X Click the button

    Hi there!

    I can't figure out the difference between writing "clicking the button" insted of "clicking on the button".
    Using 'click on' makes more sense to me...

    My sentence is the following:
    "Next, we will see otherresources of "Ad-hoc queries",by clicking the button "Search"."

    I've read that I shouldn't use 'clicking on the' because it may sound odd, repetitive.
    But I would like to know if it is wrong or not to write - click on the button "search", for example, because I have already written this way so many times in my working paper, lol.

    Thanks in advance!







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    Re: Click on the button X Click the button

    Quote Originally Posted by CamiGrav View Post
    Hi there!

    I can't figure out the difference between writing "clicking the button" insted of "clicking on the button".
    Using 'click on' makes more sense to me...

    My sentence is the following:
    "Next, we will see otherresources of "Ad-hoc queries",by clicking the button "Search"."

    I've read that I shouldn't use 'clicking on the' because it may sound odd, repetitive.
    But I would like to know if it is wrong or not to write - click on the button "search", for example, because I have already written this way so many times in my working paper, lol.

    Thanks in advance!






    "click on" is fine.

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    Re: Click on the button X Click the button

    Quote Originally Posted by CamiGrav View Post
    I can't figure out the difference between writing "clicking the button" insted of "clicking on the button".
    We often use click on for buttons on a computer screen- probably because it's a graphic and not an actual button that you press physically.

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