Nebosh Command words

The following words are commonly used in NEBOSH examination questions. Make sure you understand what they mean

QUESTION WORD REQUIREMENT
Define Provide a generally recognized or accepted definition.
Describe Give a word picture.
Explain Give a clear account, or reasons for.
Give Provide without explanation (used normally with the instruction to ‘give an example [or examples] of…’
Identify Select and name.
List Provide without explanation.
Outline Give the most important features of (less depth than either ‘explain’ or ‘describe’, but more depth than ‘list’).
Sketch Provide a simple line drawing using labels to identify specific features.
State A less demanding form of ‘define’, or where there is no generally recognized definition.