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    sacrificing

    Hi! I wonder how you can paraphrase me for the sentence using the word 'sacrificing' with ease of use like:
    -VideoScout MC2 puts real-time,full motion video exploitation in the hands of frontline warfighters. MC2 offers increased capability without sacrificing ease of use. It supports multiple analog and digital communications channels including KU-band along with digital encryption.
    Thank you for your time.
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    Re: sacrificing

    It is still easy to use.

    Sometimes when you have many more features, it's harder to use. You have to give up something -- in this case, being easy to use -- to obtain those other features. It's a sacrifice you make: I'll give up simplicity in exchange for functionality.

    In this case, you get the extra functionality without that sacrifice - it's still easy to use.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: sacrificing

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It is still easy to use.

    Sometimes when you have many more features, it's harder to use. You have to give up something -- in this case, being easy to use -- to obtain those other features. It's a sacrifice you make: I'll give up simplicity in exchange for functionality.

    In this case, you get the extra functionality without that sacrifice - it's still easy to use.
    Thank you Barb_D for your explanation but I still have something on my mind that why we have to give up something while we use another features (functions)I don't quite sure I understand that. Are there another words for 'give up' here? Does sacrifice you make mean we have to face many things complicated and offending us?

    <(:>)X

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    Re: sacrificing

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    Thank you Barb_D for your explanation but I still have something on my mind that why we have to give up something while we use another features (functions)I don't quite sure I understand that. Are there another words for 'give up' here? Does sacrifice you make mean we have to face many things complicated and offending us?

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    You don't always have to give up/sacrifice anything when using another feature of, for example, a website or a program. However, it's a possibility.

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    Re: sacrificing

    In many cases, there's a trade-off. You can have extra functions, or you can have ease of use; you can't have both. There are more controls in an airliner than in a Ford Escort.

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    Re: sacrificing

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    In many cases, there's a trade-off. You can have extra functions, or you can have ease of use; you can't have both. There are more controls in an airliner than in a Ford Escort.

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    Thank you BobK. I think I can replace the word 'sacrificing' with 'alternative', correct?
    Phorntita

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    Re: sacrificing

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    Thank you BobK. I think I can replace the word 'sacrificing' with 'alternative', correct?
    Phorntita
    If you mean can you write:

    "MC2 offers increased capability without alternative ease of use"

    ... then no.

    I would use "sacrificing", "giving up" or "losing".

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    #8

    Re: sacrificing

    Let's take a different example.

    You can have a television that you turn on, raise and lower the volume, change channels, and turn off.

    You can have a television that let's you view two channels at once, slow down the picture, change the color, change the contrast, show what's playing on a DVD on the main screen with an inset picture of a football game at the same time, etc.

    Which television would be easier to use? I think the first one. If you wanted all those other features, you would have to give up the ease of use so you could take advantage of all those things. You would sacrifice ease of use for additional features.
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    Re: sacrificing

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Let's take a different example.

    You can have a television that you turn on, raise and lower the volume, change channels, and turn off.

    You can have a television that let's you view two channels at once, slow down the picture, change the color, change the contrast, show what's playing on a DVD on the main screen with an inset picture of a football game at the same time, etc.

    Which television would be easier to use? I think the first one. If you wanted all those other features, you would have to give up the ease of use so you could take advantage of all those things. You would sacrifice ease of use for additional features.
    Thank you Barb_D Now I understand it better and try to translate or find the words/expression to match this same meaning in Thai. I'm glad that you enlighten me for this new expression.

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    Re: sacrificing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you mean can you write:

    "MC2 offers increased capability without alternative ease of use"

    ... then no.

    I would use "sacrificing", "giving up" or "losing".
    Thank you emsr2d2. Oh! I don't think I'll use it either.

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