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I suppose that you have a details page for each of the dishes. Most ordering will probably be done in that view rather than the thumbnailed list view. Customers generally want to reassure their decision by acquiring all available information before making a purchase (this need is of course decreased for already experienced purchases). So I would suggest ...


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Verb forms like “delete” aren’t really third-person forms. They are just finite forms, which are used for a) present tense in all persons except third person singular (which is “deletes”) and b) imperative. The use of the infinitive, which I have seen e.g. in German and Russian user interfaces, may be intentionally selected to avoid the nasty choice between ...


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Judging from a German perspective, I think the infinitive form (what you called "actual verb", german "löschen", dutch "verwijderen") will work better than the imperative (german "Klicke hier", dutch "klik hier"). One issue is the separation of verbal prefixes (as in "voeg toe"), but for me, the more important issue is the question of who talks to whom: ...


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In English, the root form of the verb is also the imperative. Thus, there is no choice between root form and imperative; they are the same thing. On the other hand, in many other languages (including Dutch, I take it), the root form also functions as the infinitive. It seems this introduces some ambiguity in terms of how one describes an action. I could ...



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