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    Which of these sentences are correct?


    There is the free high-speed Internet in my house.
    There is free high-speed Internet in my house.
    There is the WIFI in my house.
    There is WiFi in my house.

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    Default Re: the + Internet/WiFi

    Sentences 2 and 4 are correct.

    I don't know many people who have "free" internet in their houses.

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    Default Re: the + Internet/WiFi

    Thanks for the answer but I'm wondering why 2 and 4 are correct. I was taught when we use the word "Internet" it is preceded by 'the'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    Thanks for the answer but I'm wondering why 2 and 4 are correct. I was taught when we use the word "Internet" it is preceded by 'the'.
    When we say we have "internet" in our house, we mean that we have internet service. So "internet" here is an adjective.

    We have access to the internet, but we do not have "the internet" in our houses.

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    Default Re: the + Internet/WiFi

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    When we say we have "internet" in our house, we mean that we have internet service. So "internet" here is an adjective.

    We have access to the internet, but we do not have "the internet" in our houses.
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    Default Re: the + Internet/WiFi

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    When we say we have "internet" in our house, we mean that we have internet service. So "internet" here is an adjective.

    We have access to the internet, but we do not have "the internet" in our houses.
    Whilst I agree with you that I do not have the whole of the internet in my house, I must point out that in BrE, we tend to say "Do you have the net at home?" and "I'm finally getting the net in my flat on Friday". I would say "Do you have internet access?" but never "Do you have internet?"

    I was very unhappy when I got home from work today to discover that I'd lost the net.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: the + Internet/WiFi

    I was thinking of that.

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    Default Re: the + Internet/WiFi

    Thank you :)

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