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Modal Verbs

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  • Avoid the modal verbs “could”, “may”, “might”, and “should” in UI Texts.
  • Modal verbs are ambiguous and leave users wondering what to do.
Do's

Could → Can

May → Can

Might → Rephrase (“You might consider this” → “Consider this”)

Must, Should → Rephrase (“You must/should” → “We recommend”/”It’s recommended”)

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