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I got confused between these two sentences:

Are you having internet connection? Do you have internet connection?

Can any one explain me.

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  • I prefer Do you have access to internet or_ Do you have internet connection_
    – G.L.P
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 4:48

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Are you having internet connection can convey the message as 'Yes you do have internet connection, have access to it, but do you have it now?' After all, you may have access to it but the internet may be down or unavailable.

Do you have internet connection? seems to be asking that if you have internet access at all

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  • Are you having an internet connection - can also mean 'do you have it...' if you don't dig it deep! In a normal (informal?) conversation, it's absolutely fine.
    – Maulik V
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 5:19
  • @MaulikV I never said it was NOT FINE. Please this Amit Saini is new to Stack Exchange. Don't discourage him. If i could comment on the question post I would.
    – CipherBot
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 5:35
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    Just to warn you, "Are you having internet connection" is not idiomatic (natural sounding to a native speaker) and may confuse some people. A better alternative is to ask the opposite - "Are you having internet connection problems?" This is idiomatic and you will be more easily understood.
    – Collin Day
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 5:36
  • Understood and agreed Colin Day.
    – CipherBot
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 5:38
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The first sentence is grammatically incorrect. The second sentence is correct if you add the indefinite article "an":

Do you have an internet connection?

You could restate this in several ways:

Do you have a connection to the internet?

Are you connected to the internet?

Do you have internet access?

All of these sentences mean the same thing.

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  • i really appreciate your answer.
    – Amit Saini
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 5:31

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