1

On Windows 10 start screen, for some time the default is pictures with subtitles. One of them "Like what you see?"

However I think in correct English we should ask "Do you like what you see?"

Am I wrong? Or is this a mistake of Microsoft engineers?

0

2 Answers 2

2

In informal speech and writing, we often can omit preceding phrases such as ''Did you", "Do you", "Have you", "Are you", etc. Like what you see? is fine. The question mark tells the reader it is a question, and he or she can imagine "Do you... " at the beginning. Other examples: Want some more? Had enough? Seen enough? Heard enough? Finished? Happy? Everything all right?.

1
2

It is common in English to leave some words out of a spoken or written sentence, the idea being that those words are understood to be there. If you were looking at a picture with someone standing next to you, especially someone that you knew fairly well, "Like what you see?" would be a grammatically correct sentence. Microsoft is using that form, possibly to make it seem casual and personal for their advertisement.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .