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I want to express that I speed up and repair slow computers but I am not sure what phrase I should use.

If I wouldn't want to use the word "Slow", then the phrase

Computer speed up and repair

would do the magic, but I want to use word "Slow" because I only repair the slowness of computer. And yes, I have to use the word "Repair" too because of the keyword preferences.

I am thinking of using

Slow computer speed up and repair

but isn't that confusing? It could mean both

I speed up and repair slow computer

OR

I speed up and repair computer slowly

What phrase should I use? Any ideas?

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    Most of your alternatives are syntactically or idiomatically invalid, but I suspect that all short ways of combining repair and speed up suffer from the same "potential ambiguity" when used together with slow computers (i.e. - that you don't repair fast computers, only slow ones). That's the only specific aspect of "English usage" I can see here. In practice, no-one would be in any doubt as to what Slow computer speed up and repair actually means, since it would be ridiculous to suppose you can't repair a broken computer unless it's inherently slow even after fixing. Apr 13, 2018 at 17:59
  • @FumbleFingers how about phrase "Speed up and repair of computer"? Is that okay?
    – user73719
    Apr 13, 2018 at 18:26
  • I improve the performance of slow computers.
    – Andrew
    Apr 13, 2018 at 22:17
  • It's either Speed up and repair of computers (plural noun) or Computer speed up and repair (singular noun used "adjectivally"). Apr 14, 2018 at 16:53
  • @FumbleFingers thank you! I used Speed up and repair of slow computers. :))
    – user73719
    Apr 14, 2018 at 16:55

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A more accurate, and less ambiguous, English phrase would be:

I repair computers with problems that make them slow.

Or, without using the word slow:

I repair computers with performance issues.

None of the other variations you suggest indicate that the problem being addressed is the slowness. In other words, they are interpreted as "I speed up computers. I also repair computers."

(If you weren't forced to use repair, there are several other options that would work better, including fix, fine tune, and optimize.)

Also note there is nothing wrong with your original statement of what you want to express. In fact, once rephrased slightly, it's the most natural sounding:

I repair slow computers and make them fast again.

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  • Hi, thank you for your answer. I should have made it more clear - Imagine a business card or simple bio on some website. That's the place where I need to write it. "Offering: Digital marketing, Protection of privacy and personal information on the internet and social media, _____". Instead of _____ one of the phrases mentioned above. Something like "I repair..." isn't suitable imho.
    – user73719
    Apr 13, 2018 at 19:17
  • Using "Slow computer speed up and repair" would be misleading as mentioned before so how about "Speed up and repair of slow computer"?
    – user73719
    Apr 13, 2018 at 19:19
  • If you want to keep it as simple as possible, then just: "Repair of slow computers." The fact that you're repairing a slow computer implies that it will be fast again when you're done with it. (Grammatically, you could use "slow-computer repair," but most people will NOT pay attention to the hyphen or interpret it correctly.) Apr 13, 2018 at 19:24
  • Sounds good. But adding "Speed up" will do not harm, am I right? Want to use it for the sake of keywords.
    – user73719
    Apr 13, 2018 at 19:26
  • Most likely, "speed up and repair slow computers" would not be misinterpreted. (Although I find it redundant.) Another possibility is "speed up / repair slow computers." That removes the possibly ambiguous "and." Apr 13, 2018 at 19:34

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