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What is the correct use of "same as" in the following sentences?

Additionally, records have shown that increasing the data size to 1MB and keeping the access latency the same as a small data set, reduces the throughput

Additionally, records have shown that increasing the data size to 1MB and keeping the access latency, same as a small data set reduces the throughput

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    generally, 'same' takes the definite article. The logic is we must have defined something earlier before introducing 'same'. :)
    – Maulik V
    Jan 7, 2015 at 12:28
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    I didn't understand what you said
    – mahmood
    Jan 7, 2015 at 12:29
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    I mean in most of the cases we always use the definite article. 'the same' is correct.
    – Maulik V
    Jan 7, 2015 at 12:33
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    @mahmood: You did change the commas in your examples - this changes the meaning. Could you perhaps check your question? And: I feel Maulik V's comment is a bit too simplified, there are instances where "same" could be used w.o. "the".
    – Stephie
    Jan 7, 2015 at 12:54
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    @Stephie I think the before same is almost always needed in written text and when there is no comma involved before same (just like the sentence in the question). But in spoken you can easily omit that the before same. Jan 7, 2015 at 14:10

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"the" is almost always used with "same". I think this sentence can be rephrased in a better way as follows:

Additionally, records have shown that increasing the data size to 1MB and keeping the access latency reduces the throughput the same as a small data set (does).

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  • Is it possible to say "keeping the access latency reduces the throughput as the same way as a small data set does"?
    – karlalou
    Sep 20, 2017 at 2:33
  • It's more idiomatic if you say ........in the same way as a small data set does.
    – Khan
    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:34

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