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    #1

    Should I tick or untick?

    There is a form with a square check box and sentence that says:
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    The explanation beside the sentence says "And unless you use Windows, leave this unchecked."

    What does it mean?

    I am using Windows, should I tick or untick the box?

    If I am not using Windows, should I tick or untick the box?

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    #2

    Re: Should I tick or untick?

    Only tick the box if you are using Windows.

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    #3

    Re: Should I tick or untick?

    I am not a teacher.

    They could have made it a bit clearer.

    Why not, 'And unless you are not using Windows, don't uncheck this box' while they're at it?

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    Re: Should I tick or untick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    Why not, 'And unless you are not using Windows, don't uncheck this box' while they're at it?
    That would really leave the gates open to misunderstandings!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Should I tick or untick?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    leave this unchecked
    Does it mean that the box is unchecked by default?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    don't uncheck this box
    Does it mean that the box is checked by default?

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    #6

    Re: Should I tick or untick?

    Yes and yes.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Should I tick or untick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Does it mean that the box is unchecked by default?
    Box is unchecked by default.

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