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    surfing the internet

    Surfing the internet or surfing on the internet?

    Thank you

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    Re: surfing the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Surfing the internet or surfing on the internet?

    Thank you
    To surf the internet/net.

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    Re: surfing the internet

    Some say surf through net, which is even more metaphoric.

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    Re: surfing the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by chester_100 View Post
    Some say surf through net, which is even more metaphoric.
    I would like to say that in BrE, I have never heard "surf through net".

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    Re: surfing the internet

    It's a new area so usage may vary- you'll find surf on the net used sometimes, though the tendency seems to be to use no preposition. I actually don't hear the verb surf used that much nowadays either- I don't know whether other people hear it as much as before.

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    Re: surfing the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's a new area so usage may vary- you'll find surf on the net used sometimes, though the tendency seems to be to use no preposition. I actually don't hear the verb surf used that much nowadays either- I don't know whether other people hear it as much as before.
    I agree that "surf" doesn't seem to be used as much these days. If someone asks me what I'm doing, I'm more likely to say "I'm on the net".

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