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    Is this grammatically correct?

    Think before you post on Internet.(from COCA)
    Could I say: Think before you post on the Internet.
    Are both acceptable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    Is this grammatically correct?

    Think before you post on Internet.(from COCA)
    Could I say: Think before you post on the Internet.
    COCA has 263 citations for 'on' and 5,307 for 'on the', suggesting that the latter is the most commonly accepted.

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    I was taught the only correct version is "on THE Internet" because Internet exists in our world in only one unit. There is no other Internet apart from that we all use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    I was taught the only correct version is "on THE Internet" because Internet exists in our world in only one unit. There is no other Internet apart from that we all use.
    With words and expressions that have appeared recently, it is popular usage rather than established rules that will win the day.

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