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    Is it right to say : I have opened internet today...?

    Thank you

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    I understand your doubt, ratóncolorao, because I am Brazilian and you are translating the phrase in Spanish literally into English.

    A better way of saying it could be:

    I have connected to the Internet today, or, I have logged in the Internet today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylviey View Post
    I have connected to the Internet today, or, I have logged onto the Internet today.
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    Thank you, Anglika.

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    'Connected to' is a good one. 'Logged in' should be 'logged onto'.

    If you just mean you have been using the internet, then 'use' is useful:

    'I used the internet today.'

    Also, 'surf' collocates with internet in English:

    'I surfed the internet today.'

    Although, I wouldn't use the perfect tense with surf, it sounds strange.

    EDIT Sorry for the double correction of 'logged in' from Anglika's post. I was replying when it was posted. :)

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    Thank you very much for your replies.

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