We are asked to highlight the part that will be attacked by the hydride and the proton.
A ketone may react with a nucleophilic hydride ion source (e.g., LiAlH4 or "H-") and, subsequently, a proton source (e.g., H2O or "H+") to give a secondary alcohol.
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