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Human words for technical products

Sources: Plainlanguage.gov,
| Health Resource For Action,
| Deanna Horton,
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Avoid
Use
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activate
turn on
2
aid
help
3
allow
let
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anticipate
expect
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approximate
around, about
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assist
help
7
attempt
try
8
purchase
buy
9
comply
follow
10
comprise
make up, includes
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consequently
so
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contains
has
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deactivate
turn off
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demonstrate
show, prove
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designate
choose, name
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display
show
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employ
use
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empowers
lets, helps
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encapsulates
has, includes
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encase
wraps
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enhance
improve, make better
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ensure
make sure
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establish
set up, start, make
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extract
get, pull out, take
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familiarize
get to know, learn,
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fails to
doesn’t
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fetch, fetches
get, gets
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gain
get
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generate
create, make
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implement
start, use
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indicate
show
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input
enter
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interface with
connect
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invoke
call, trigger, start
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leverage
use
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locate
find
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modify
edit, change, update
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neccessitate
require, need
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notify
tell, let you know
40
obtain
get
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offer
give
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prevent
keep
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provide
include, give, enter
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render
show
45
revoke
withdraw, cancel
46
require
need
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retreives
gets
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revised
changed, updated
49
terminate
end, stop
50
utilize
use
51
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Adjectives
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Avoid
Use
1
aformentioned
previous
2
convoluted
messy
3
initial
first
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rapid
fast, quick
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subsequent
later, next
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suitable
good, great
7
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Adverbs
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Avoid
Use
1
inadvisable
not reccomended
2
simutaneously
at the same time
3
thus
so
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Things
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Avoid
Use
1
credentials
username and password
2
considerations
things
3
limitations
limits
4
method
way, process,
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Phrases
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Avoid
Use
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______ of choice
favorite, preferred
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able to
can
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alongside
with
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allows you to
lets you
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as follows
like this, like
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as such
because
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be advised
know
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capable of
can
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does not yet
doesn’t
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due to the fact
because
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in conjunction with
along with, with
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in tandem
along with, with
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prior to
before
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refer to
see, go to
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