Is it correct to use "act quickly" and "gives you" in the following sentence?

Xpto tracks xyz bounces. It gives you real-time statistics and details so you can act quickly.

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    Related. @donald, you can edit your older question instead of creating a new one. Questions can be reopened if the edit fixes whatever caused it to be closed. – MrHen May 4 '11 at 23:42

So far as translations into idiomatic English go, that's not bad at all. For American English, anyway, it's fine.


I would say it's reasonable in a grammatic sense, but a couple of synonyms might better convey your message. Maybe something like:

It provides real-time statistics allowing you to respond rapidly to [insert whatever you're responding to].

  • "Provides" is a better choice, but the verb is so overused in technical documentation I'd prefer to read almost anything else that's close. – mfe May 4 '11 at 23:44
  • Fair point @mfe. – Stuart Allen May 4 '11 at 23:51

I think that everything in the sentence you stated you is grammatically correct.

However, I think you could reduce it to one sentence if you are interested.

Xpto tracks xyz bounces, and provides real-time statistics and details so you can act quickly.

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