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    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Internet is important for me for learning English.
    2-For me, internet is important for learning English.


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    1. The internet is important to me for learning English.

    2. For me, the internet is important for learning English.

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    Default Re: is important for me for

    You will note that we say "the internet" in most cases.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You will note that we say "the internet" in most cases.
    ems, did you intend to write 'internet' with a lower case 'i'? When used as a noun, 'Internet' should be capitalized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    ems, did you intend to write 'internet' with a lower case 'i'? When used as a noun, 'Internet' should be capitalized. Not necessarily. You will find as many (perhaps more) references to the web with a lower case "I/i".
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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    ems, did you intend to write 'internet' with a lower case 'i'? When used as a noun, 'Internet' should be capitalized.
    Yes, I did intend to write it with a lower case "i". The capitalisation seems to depend where you are. If you look here, and read the "Usage examples", you will see that it is nowadays frequently uncapitalised outside North America. When it first existed and was a novelty, I probably did write "Internet" but it has been several years since I've done or seen that here. It was the same with the World Wide Web - now it's just "the web".
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    Just to prove the point, today was the internet's 30th birthday. Take a look at the first paragraph here: Internet celebrates its 30th birthday - Telegraph

    The headline reads "Internet" but that is because it's the first word of the sentence.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Just to prove the point, today was the internet's 30th birthday. Take a look at the first paragraph here: Internet celebrates its 30th birthday - Telegraph

    The headline reads "Internet" but that is because it's the first word of the sentence.
    Happy New Year, ems! (Or is it 'happy new year'?)

    Apparently, India never received the memo regarding the lower case "i": http://www.firstpost.com/tech/happy-...ow-575475.html

    Vive la difference!

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