I'd be grateful if any Canadian speakers can tell me: in the context of an option in a computer dialog box/menu, which of the words "untick" vs "uncheck" is most commonly used (or are they used interchangeably)?
Uncheck is far more common. Anecdotally, I have rarely seen the word untick while I fairly regularly hear and use the word uncheck.
Both would be understood. I would say uncheck is more common. Don't think I've ever heard "untick" used.
I am not Canadian, but I always use "untick" rather than "uncheck". It can be a bit annoying because most online dictionaries don't recognise it, despite it being in common use online.
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