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    Angry Please settle a dispute.

    Hello people.

    My girlfriend and I are having a dispute about who's sentence is right.

    My sentence goes like this: While changing for loop with while does increase performance, its amount is negligible.

    Her's: While changing for loop with while, the performance is increased and it's amount is negligible.

    Who's sentence is correct? Or are we both wrong? :D

    note: "...for loop with while..." FOR and WHILE are programing instructions.

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    Re: Settle a dispute.

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio144 View Post

    My girlfriend and I are having a dispute about whose sentence is right.

    My sentence goes like this: While changing for loop with while does increase performance, its amount is negligible.

    Hers: While changing for loop with while, the performance is increased and its amount is negligible.

    Whose sentence is correct? Or are we both wrong?

    Note: "...for loop with while..." FOR and WHILE are programming instructions.
    I have corrected your mistakes and added 'please' to your title.

    I can't answer your question because I don't understand it.

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    Re: Settle a dispute.

    You're both wrong. Neither makes sense, even with Rover's very good corrections.

    Try again!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Settle a dispute.

    I apologize for the errors in my first post. It was written in a hurry and I wasn't paying attention to grammar. As you can see, English is not my native language.
    Now, to supply some context I am currently studying abroad and I'm writing a paper on code optimization and application of SimpleScalar software in embedded and real-time systems. In the paper I have a sentence "While changing for loop with while does increase performance, its amount is negligible.". My question is: Is the sentence written correctly? I know that the sentence is a bit confusing so let me change it a bit. "While changing socks each day does reduce the smell of your feet, its amount is negligible". (I couldn’t come-up with anything better.) Is that sentence grammatically correct?

    Thank You.
    Last edited by Antonio144; 27-Apr-2015 at 00:53.

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    Re: Settle a dispute.

    Yours is better, but you need some clarification. While replacing a "for" loop with a "while" loop will improve performance, the amount of improvement is negligible.

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    Re: Settle a dispute.

    Dave, I think you nailed it. Good job!

    Antonio, do you see how important it is to use articles? Dave's a's before loop and while are crucial!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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