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    Question either the calling party answered

    Hi,

    Below sentences are from a technical documentation.

    For the application associated with the calling party: the telephony object
    specified by OtherDN has answered (either the calling party answered or the
    switch simulated an answer if option auto-answer is set on the switch) and the
    connection has been established. For the application associated with the called
    party
    : the call associated with ConnID has been established.
    In the above sentences, I think either the calling party answered should change to either the called party answered, because when a "calling party" place a call, the call should be picked up by "called party" not "calling party".

    Right ?

    Please help !!!

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    Re: either the calling party answered

    That depends on what "answered" means. If it means picked up the phone, then I guess you're right. I understand too little of the text to be sure.

    What I'm sure about is that you don't need the space between "right" and the question mark, or the space between "please help" and the three exclamation marks. You also don't need three exclamation marks. One is absolutely enough.
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 16-Jul-2012 at 00:11.

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    Re: either the calling party answered

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    Below The sentences below are from a technical documentation.

    I can't get the actual quote to appear here, sorry.

    In the above sentences, I think "eitherthe calling party answered" should be changed to "either the called party answered", because when a "calling party" places a call, the call should be picked up by the "called party" not the "calling party".

    Right?

    Please help! !!
    I'm afraid I'm somewhat baffled by the technical text too so it's possible that "calling/called/answered" might have different meanings in the technical context.

    With the normal meanings, I agree with you - the called party would be the party which answered.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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