0

Is it just me or is there something wrong with the sentence below. I saw something like this recently:

If I upload something from the backend, will it show under Latest?

I don't know but the word show sounds a bit strange here. Any thoughts?

1
  • From a programming standpoint, "show" is perfectly idiomatic. In fact, "show" is often a reserved word in databases used for, well, showing things. From a user standpoint, it's not so great. Personally, I would use the word "display".
    – VampDuc
    Aug 25, 2015 at 17:14

1 Answer 1

3

If I upload something from the backend, will it show under Latest?

I think there is a slight US bias to this form of words but it is perfectly understandable in the UK.

Other possibilities

If I upload something from the backend, will it show up under Latest?

or more formally

If I upload something from the backend, will it appear under Latest?

1
  • Yes, "show" was short for "show up", meaning "appear". Aug 26, 2015 at 2:09

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.