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I am trying to find the more appropriate helper sentences, e.g. for a single choice question:

"check" only one of the options OR "check" only one of the answers

Is there a better way to say this!?

Also, for multiple-choice questions:

You can "check" more than one option OR You can "check" more than one answer

Can I replace the word "check" with something better? is it ok if I say "Select" instead! I'm open to your suggestions

P.S. this is in a questionnaire context, in a mobile app

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  • It would be helpful to have a screenshot of what you are asking about. For example, is it checkboxes that need to be checked or text of some sort? This may be a question that is better answered by a UX expert.
    – Shoe
    Nov 24, 2019 at 10:33
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    More concise: "Only one answer allowed", "Multiple answers allowed"
    – Steph
    Nov 24, 2019 at 13:00
  • Note that normally the term "multiple-choice question" simply means that there is a list of possible answers to choose from, even when only one answer can be selected. I understand the distinction you're trying to make, but I've never heard the term "single-choice question" before.
    – nnnnnn
    May 24, 2020 at 8:49
  • Select one of the options...?
    – Ram Pillai
    Oct 21, 2020 at 11:58

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Choose or check is fine.

Use may instead of can here.

You may check one answer.

You may check one or more answers.

Or use underlining for boldface.

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The word select is just fine; however you might consider the word "populate". This word can be used in multiple choices, short answers and to give any feedback. This is best on an online format.

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    I think 'populate' relates to a more arbitrary and larger scale filling in than opting or selecting does.
    – Joachim
    Apr 24, 2020 at 9:04
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You can say:

Mark the correct answer(s)

OR

Which of the following is/are correct?

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