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Do you think the verb to instruct (meaning: To give orders to; direct) implies that the instructions were followed, i.e. that the person who was instructed to do something actually did that?
I have a text where I need to clearly state whether the person did what he/she was asked to. In the sentences where I use told, asked, I use a "tail":
She was asked to enter the number into the xx field; she complied.
She was told to enter the number into the xx field which she did.
Should I use the same "tails" for a sentence including instructed?
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There is no way to tell from "told/instructed/asked" if the person followed the instruction.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.