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My English teacher said that Internet must be written with a capital I. But I remember reading that is was no longer necessary to do this.
Do you have any idea what the official way to write "Internet" is?
I did find an old topic on this forum about this matter, but it was outdated.
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It shouldn't be 'on Internet'. It should be on the 'Internet'.
AnonymousHi,I imagine your teacher is being technical about the preceding definite article, however, I believe it is now commonly written in lower case.
(From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia)
In the general sense, an internet (with a lowercase "i", a shortened form of the original inter-network) is a computer network that connects several networks. As a proper noun, the Internet is the publicly available internationally interconnected system of computers (plus the information and services they provide to their users) that uses the TCP/IP suite of packet switching communications protocols. Thus, the largest internet is called simply "the" Internet. The art of connecting networks in this way is called internetworking.
Anonymous:um okay, do you say "the Radio"?
Anonymous:Of course Internet is capitalized. It's always capitalized on the Television, and in the Newspaper. People even say it with a capital letter when they're talking on the Radio or the Telephone. In fact, I've even seen it capitalized in Books and on Signs beside the Road.
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