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t.javanshir
Iran

grammaticality
 
Hi there,
 
I was wondering if the following sentence would be grammatically correct (especially the underlined part):
"the aim of this study was to improve the performance of parallel hole collimators (PCs), increasing the sensitivity of which is associated with degradation of spatial resolution." 
 
or would you rather:
 
 "the aim of this study was to improve the performance of parallel hole collimators (PCs), increasing whose sensitivity is associated with degradation of spatial resolution." 
 
or what?
 
 Thank you 

13 Jul 2016      



ldeloresmoore
China

The first one sounds more natural to me. 

More natural and more easily understood as to your intent.

14 Jul 2016     



elaction
Vietnam

the aim of this study was to improve the performance of parallel hole collimators (PCs) by increasing the sensitivity associated with degradation of spatial resolution. -- you are talking about a thing (the) , not a person (whose)

14 Jul 2016     



t.javanshir
Iran

Dear elaction,
 
I want to describe PCs using a relative clause. I don īt want to talk about the procedure (using "by").
And "whose" can be used for both human and non-human as far as I īm concerned. 

14 Jul 2016     



yanogator
United States

Yes, your first one is correct.
 
I īm sorry to say that elaction īs suggestion doesn īt say the same thing at all.
 
Bruce 

14 Jul 2016     



diondeb
Uruguay

A PC is a gadget whose usefulness cannot be questioned now-a.days.
a PC is a gadget which does lots of things - calculate, write, tables etc.- making our lives easier.
 

14 Jul 2016     



yanogator
United States

@diondeb: You should read the whole thread before you post. t.javanshir is talking about a parallel hole collimator, not a personal computer, and is asking about a specific sentence. You have good suggestions, though.
 
Bruce 

14 Jul 2016     



zoemorosini
United States

..."whose increased sensitivity" used instead of the underlined section perhaps?  The original structure is ungainly.

14 Jul 2016     



diondeb
Uruguay

sorry. I will do in the future
 

14 Jul 2016     



yanogator
United States

@zoemorosini, I think it is the action of increasing the sensitivity that causes the degradation, so "increased sensitivity" wouldn īt work.

Bruce 

14 Jul 2016     



t.javanshir
Iran

Thank you everybody,
 
Bruce, you have always been extremely helpful. Thanks a million.
 
Toofan 
 
 

14 Jul 2016     

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