When instructing users to take an action with an input device (such as a mouse, keyboard, or voice), opt for a generic word such as select. Words such as click, tap, or swipe suggest actions that may not be possible for people using certain devices or assistive technology.
Use the same verbs that the UI displays. Don't switch between verbs that have a similar meaning, as you'll confuse the reader. For example, the UI uses the verb delete, so don't use the word remove.
In instructional content, begin your sentence with a verb and use the imperative. Don't add vague words such as can or could, or phrases such as you might want to.
Always opt for imperative verbs over gerunds and be direct.
Log in with your email address
Using your email address will let you log in
Ensure that users enter data in the right format.
You might want to make sure that users enter data in the right format.