Re: Need some grammar help

Subject: Re: Need some grammar help
From: "A.B. Cornwell" <cornwell -dot- ab -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:10:29 -0500

Thanks all of y'all.

The text for the class says "To get your message ready to send over the
Internet, your computer first breaks it into tiny *packets* of data, this is
the responsibility of the transmission control protocol, the TCP part of
TCP/IP. The packets are put into little electronic envelopes, each one
bearing a Web address, and handed over to the Internet protocol, the IP part
of TCP/IP. IP then sends the packets through the lines we talked about
already (you know, from your house to your ISP to the hub), using a series
of *routers* to get your packets from point A to point B."

I know, it's lame. I too looked for TCP/IP as one of the responses.

*sigh*

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Technical Writing Plus <
doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

> 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
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> 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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Need some grammar help: From: A.B. Cornwell
RE: Need some grammar help: From: Fred Ridder
Re: Need some grammar help: From: John Garison
Re: Need some grammar help: From: Technical Writing Plus

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