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    #1

    "use the internet"

    hi,

    what is the right verb to use in this sentence?

    "i would like to use/access/connect to the internet".

    thanks,
    jc

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    #2

    Re: "use the internet"

    I would understand that you want to go online with any of those sentences.
    use - do something with the internet.
    access - find a site on the internet.
    connect to - have an internet service at my home.

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    #3

    Re: "use the internet"

    hi,

    in this case i would like to browse some web sites on the internet.

    suppose i come inside an internet cafe and say to the clerk "i would like to use the internet". is it ok?

    can i also say "i would like to access the internet" ?

    thanks,
    jc


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    #4

    Re: "use the internet"

    Both are fine.

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