Re: Need some grammar help

Subject: Re: Need some grammar help
From: "Technical Writing Plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "John Garison" <john -at- garisons -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 09:56:39 -0600

And if it is being sent by regular mail, then the method could be called
Surface Mail Transport Protocol.

Joking aside, the issue of whether or not the phrase should have been set
off by commas is a non-starter for me. Certainly the commas would have
emphasized the particular thing that the OP was alluding to, but I think
that Fred nailed it with his 'anyway' argument.

It does seem that the question might have been worded, or styled,
differently though.

Jim Jones chineseadjuster.webs.com

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From: "John Garison" <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2010 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: Need some grammar help


Unless it's being sent by email in which case you might consider SMTP.

My 2¢,

JG

Fred Ridder said the following on 11/13/2010 8:59 AM:
> The wording and punctuation can be debated (possibly ad nauseam), but the
fact remains that the correct answer is A.
>
> Even if you interpret the question as you say you did ("what is the
protocol that does the transport of the little packets?"), the answer is
TCP. The IP part of the Internet Protocol Suite is the protocol for the
Internet Layer, which deals with addressing hosts and *routing* datagrams
from host to host so that they ultimately get delivered from source host to
target host. TCP, on the other hand, is the protocol for the Transport
Layer, which is specifically involved with moving the datagrams from host to
host. IP establishes each host-to-host hop to use, and TCP does the
transport between those pairs of hosts.
>
> If I had any issue with the instructor's question, it would be on the
basis that neither protocol can do the job without the other so that the
best answer would be "TCP/IP". But since the focus is specifically on the
transport, the only correct choice between the two options is TCP.
>
> -Fred Ridder
>
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