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    via Internet / on the internet

    Hello,
    I know that "on the internet" is correct but I want to know if we can also use "via" (preposition) for it or not.
    When can we use "via" for it?
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    Re: via Internet / on the internet

    The word 'via' means by way of; by means of; through (Collins), so 'via the internet' is fine.

    The capital 'I' is still preferred by a lot of people, but whichever form you choose, you need the definite article before it.

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    Re: via Internet / on the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Hello,
    I know that "on the internet" is correct but I want to know if we can also use "via" (preposition) for it or not.
    When can we use "via" for it?
    Please give correct information in your profile.

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    Re: via Internet / on the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Please give correct information in your profile.
    Done.

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    Re: via Internet / on the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The word 'via' means by way of; by means of; through (Collins), so 'via the internet' is fine.

    The capital 'I' is still preferred by a lot of people, but whichever form you choose, you need the definite article before it.
    Hello,
    The capital "T" for what? For which word?

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    Re: via Internet / on the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Hello,
    The capital "T" for what? For which word?
    It said the capital "i" or "I" - on "internet". Some people still use "Internet" but both are perfectly acceptable. I never capitalise it. However, whichever you choose, it needs to be preceded by the definite article.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: via Internet / on the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Hello,
    I know that "on the internet" is correct but I want to know if we can also use "via" (preposition) for it or not.
    When can we use "via" for it?
    You can use "via" in some contexts.

    One can say, I received this via the Internet.

    One cannot say, I am via the Internet.

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    Re: via Internet / on the internet

    In the UK, 'via' is mostly used to indicate bus routes.

    'This bus goes to Manchester via Accrington.'

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    Re: via Internet / on the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In the UK, 'via' is mostly used to indicate bus routes.

    'This bus goes to Manchester via Accrington.'
    We use it that way in the US also.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 01-Dec-2013 at 03:12. Reason: typo

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    Re: via Internet / on the internet

    I'd use via the internet to distinguish it as the route used from other possibilities. It's not just a straight alternative for me.

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