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danger warnings
dangling modifiers
dashes databases, citing dates datum/data
decimal points. See also periods.
declarative sentences
defense (thesis)
definite articles. See also articles. definition (paragraph development)
delivery (oral presentations)
demonstrative adjectives demonstrative pronouns density (pace)
dependent clauses describe/say/tell
description (paragraph development)
descriptive abstracts
descriptive words
design and feasibility reports
design criteria
detail, level of
desk dictionaries
determiners development of paragraphs
diagrams dictionaries different from/different than
digital overheads
direct objects. See also pronoun case.
directions discussion section
dissertations (citing) dividing words
document density
document design
document purpose
documentation (manuals), writing documentation styles. documents, types of dots, spaced (ellipsis points)
double negatives
drafting a technical document
drawings. See also working drawings and graphs and figures.
due to/because of

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