Ipad: selecting phrases

I have difficulty selecting phrases on Ipad reliably. Can I do so without a mouse? How?

Are you using app version? If so, just tap and hold on a word and option to select a phrase will appear.

I’m having the same problem. I tap on the first word and the sidebar says “selecting phrase move mouse to last word”. But of course I’m on an ipad and don’t have a mouse. Just trying to drag it over to the last word does not appear to reliably work. I’ve been attempting for the last 15 minutes or so to select a phrase, unsuccessfully so far. Not thrilled.

Are you running the app version or on the web? Seems odd it would refer to a mouse for the app version. Try the app if you haven’t?