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    Tracer vs Tracker

    Sir,

    Ip Tracer
    or
    IP Tracker

    which is correct?

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    Re: Tracer vs Tracker

    I use them both terms.

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    Re: Tracer vs Tracker

    I think the context ('IP') makes it clear enough if you use either. Without the 'IP' though there's a risk of crossing wires with another meaning of 'tracer', as in Tracer ammunition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Tracer vs Tracker

    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Freak View Post
    I use them both terms.
    You don't need "them" in that sentence.

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    #5

    Re: Tracer vs Tracker

    This site makes me think that they are two different things:
    IP Tracer, IP Tracker, IP Locator and other DNS tools

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    Re: Tracer vs Tracker

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You don't need "them" in that sentence.
    Sorry for using slang.

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    #7

    Re: Tracer vs Tracker

    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Freak View Post
    Sorry for using slang.
    No, it's not slang, it's just wrong (at least in Br English).

    I use both terms.
    I use both of them
    I use both.
    I use them both
    But
    I use both them
    I use them both terms


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    #8

    Re: Tracer vs Tracker

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    No, it's not slang, it's just wrong (at least in Br English).
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    But I grew up listening to it in " Teacher leave them kids alone."
    + It is correct in American English.

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    #9

    Re: Tracer vs Tracker

    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Freak View Post
    But I grew up listening to it in " Teacher leave them kids alone."
    + It is correct in American English.
    In Pink Floyd's song, "them kids" is London slang for "those kids". Even if you replaced "them" with "those" here: "I use them both terms." it wouldn't be correct.

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