Here are some groups of words that commonly occur in Design Specifications, with examples from different disciplines. Click on Example to see them. The tasks following will help you practise using some of these phrases.

Word Groups in Design Specifications

(This is) due to / This is because Example
The reason for Example
Can be + past participle + by Example
Verb ‘to be’ + measured/determined/calculated  + by Example


If you are writing a Design Specification, you might also find this language useful:

Task 1

Design Specifications need to give reasons for their choice of design. Look at the phrases used in the following sentences and put the words in the correct order.

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Task 2

Design Specifications need to give reasons for their choice of design. Look at the sentences and choose the correct phrase to fill the gap.

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Task 3

Design Specifications need to give reasons for their choice of design. Look at the sentences and choose the correct phrase to fill the gap.

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Task 4

Design Specifications need to give reasons for their choice of design. Look at the phrases used in the following sentences and put the words in the correct order.

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Task 5

Design Specifications need to give reasons for their choice of design. Look at the sentences below on the left and match one reason to each by dragging the reason to the correct space on the right.

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Task 6

Design Specifications need to give reasons for their choice of design. Look at the phrases used in the following sentences and put the words in the correct order.

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Task 7

Design Specifications need to give reasons for their choice of design. Look at the sentences and choose the correct word to fill the gap.

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