"You may click" vs. "Click"

Subject: "You may click" vs. "Click"
From: Peggy Thompson <Peggy_Thompson -at- CCMAIL -dot- OSTI -dot- GOV>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 14:22:00 -0400

When writing instructional materials, I assume all of you write
in the second person: "At the prompt, type blah blah blah..."

But do you ever write, "At the prompt, YOU MAY type blah blah to
access the system"?

I never add the "you may's." But an editor friend of mine said
this has become a BIG issue in her office; she wondered what
others are doing.

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