This mapping also helps better support page parameters.

Is the above sentence the same as this one?

This mapping also helps support page parameters better.

The original sentence is extracted from the tech book 'Silverlight 4 in action'.

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In the first sentence, better modifies support. In the second sentence, better either modifies help or support. In this case, I don't believe it makes any difference to the meaning (this mapping also improves the support for page parameters). But consider the sentence:

In the future, I will help you bake your lemon cakes better.

This could mean that I was a bad helper, and I'll be a better one in the future. Or it could mean that you did not do a good job baking the lemon cakes this time, and next time I will help you do a better job.

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