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      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Peru
      • Current Location:
      • Peru

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
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    #1

    way to say it.

    Hello,
    I dont know how to say it in a way that is clear and correct:

    An Activation email has been sent to :
    1293839303

    You will need to validate your account by clicking on a link in the email.
    or
    You will need to validate your account by clicking on the provided link.
    or
    Click on the activation link in order to validate you account.

    which one is more suitable ?

    Thanks,

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      • Turkish
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      • Turkey
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    #2

    Re: way to say it.

    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    Quote Originally Posted by globsticks View Post

    You will need to validate your account by clicking on a link in the email.

    This means that any link will do unless you replace "a" with "the".


    You will need to validate your account by clicking on the provided link.


    This one is better but which link you provide if the e-mail includes more than one is still vague.

    Click on the activation link in order to validate you account.

    It is still not that clear as I wrote above.

    I'd prefer something like this;

    ...the link below.


    or

    ...the following link.

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      • American English
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      • United States
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    #3

    Re: way to say it.

    I am not a teacher.

    The way I understand it, you want to write this on the web page, not in the e-mail. I suggest a combination of them: You will need to validate your account by clicking on the activation link in the e-mail. It would be best to label the link "Activation Link" in the e-mail if you use this.

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