Internet is a million computers. And internet is millions of computers. Which option is correct and why?

  • Neither. The internet is a network, nothing to do with computers. – Chenmunka Feb 6 '19 at 15:13

For me, the first sentence tries to tell that the internet has exactly (or at least approximately) 1 million computers. But that is probably not true.

Second sentence, on the other hand, is closer to the reality.

Additionally, the first sentence tries to be a definition, but using the indefinite article a. In this context, is and a sound bad. Also, when you want to express numbers, to be is not the best verb.

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