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A verb is a word that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence (happen, become), or a state of being (be, exist, stand).

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Should all button text start with a verb?

I'm reading The Grammar of Interactivity on UXBooth and finds it quite interesting. However, the article quotes David Hamill who said (or wrote): Buttons are for actions, like “Get a quote,” “...
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CTA Button - Button too short to contain verbs

In one of my iOS mobile apps I’m showing a screen with 2 options: The first option, on the left side, is an outlined button that performs a free action. The second option, on the right, is a solid ...
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Which gender should I write to

In my language (Hebrew) verbs can be appointed to either male or female, written in a bit different form. (there is no form referring to both). Which gender should I write "to" (what form of ...
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Viewing data from a web application in Excel - is this feature an "Import" or an "Export"?

I'm developing a web application that presents a large amount of data in a grid. One of the features we are adding to this application is the ability to view this data in Excel. My coworker and I ...
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Append truncated text with "Read more" or "Show more" (or other?)

Let's say I've got a block of text on a page that I want to truncate to save 'real estate' on the page. I'll crop the copy (not mid word if I can help it) and add an ellipsis (...) and a hyperlink. ...
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Using "Void" as a status instead of "Void" as an action

I'm having trouble deciding what the status of a document should be once a user clicks the Void button. Using "Void" as an action seems to be common in the industry, but it feels wrong to use it as a ...
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