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    Question Comparing

    Hi,
    “An interesting result was obtained when comparing the two procedures studied.”
    Is this sentence correct?

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    Default Re: Comparing

    Is it 'procedures studied' that has you curious, or is it that 'interesting' is too vague, or that 'was obtained' is passive', or whether you should use while instead of 'when'?

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    Question Re: Comparing

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Is it 'procedures studied' that has you curious, or is it that 'interesting' is too vague, or that 'was obtained' is passive', or whether you should use while instead of 'when'?
    Casiopea, do you mean that I should be "curious" about all of them ?! In fact, I was curious about "comparing"! And, indeed, I am not sure of this 'when' versus 'while', and 'whereas' versus 'while' (not considered in the sentence). Could you help me with this?

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    Check out this site: When and While

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    Default Re: Comparing

    Thanks - clear. And what about 'comparing' in the above sentence and 'whereas' vs. 'while'?

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    Well, what about 'comparing'? Was there a specific question you had?

    Click here: 'while' and 'whereas'

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    Default Re: Comparing

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Well, what about 'comparing'? Was there a specific question you had?
    Click here: 'while' and 'whereas'
    My specific question is whether it is a correct structure with the use of comparing. Is it?

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    Default Re: Comparing

    1. An interesting result was obtained when I compared ...
    2. *When comparing ... an interesting result was obtained. <tense problem>
    3. When I compared ... I obtained/got an interesting result.
    4. When I was comparing .. I obtained/got an interesting result.

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