[Grammar] Click (the) like buttom above arrow.

arjitsharma

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Which one should I say ?
1. Click like bottom above arrow.
2. Click the like bottom above arrow.
I saw these two sentences on the internate.
 

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I don't think you want to click any bottoms. 'Click on the 'Like' button above the arrow.'
 

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1. is not normal English. It's a reduced form which is often use for instructions. You will see similar writing on signs. Some words are left out for reasons of space, as long as the instruction is understandable.
 

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When I say: click like bottom above arrow. It is an instruction. Click the like bottom above arrow. Is it a request.
 

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Read post #2 again - especially the part about 'bottom'.
 

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No, you don't say these reduced sentences. You write them or see them written.
 

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Good one Robert. I missed it myself on the first read. It is funny how you can insert/ignore words without thinking as you read something.

The only correct answer is #2. However, I think you meant to say "button" not "bottom"

2. Click the like button above arrow.

You use "the" since it is a specific button and "button" because "bottom" is an obvious typo.
 

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I would like to know the difference between an instruction and a normal sentence.
1. Hit like button.
2. Hit the like button.
I know when there is no article it is considered to be an instruction line.But,when there is an article like in the above. What do we consider that sentence ?
 

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a) Hit reset button on router.

b) Hit the reset button on the router.

They are both instructions. You will generally see a) on a tabulated list of instructions. You might see b) in the narrative.

Can I use a) in day to day English ?
No. It only works in a brief list of instructions.
 
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