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  1. Newbie
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    surfing on OR in the internet

    Hi there. I would be grateful if someone could help me with this surfing issue.

    Which one of the following sentences is correct?

    Last night I was surfing on the internet when I came across...

    OR

    Last night I was surfing in the internet when I came across...

    OR simply

    Last night I was surfing the internet when I came across...

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE..

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    #2

    Re: surfing on OR in the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by okaplan View Post
    Hi there. I would be grateful if someone could help me with this surfing issue.

    Which one of the following sentences is correct?

    Last night I was surfing on the internet when I came across...

    OR

    Last night I was surfing in the internet when I came across...

    OR simply

    Last night I was surfing the internet when I came across...

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE..
    'Surfing on the internet' or simply 'Surfing the internet'.

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    Re: surfing on OR in the internet

    I would say 'I was on the internet', but I wouldn't use a preposition- surf the internet, though I don't hear this being used as much as in the past.

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