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“log in to” or “log into” or “login to”

This following question, where and how to append "-ed", is not addressed in thу "possible duplicate" in any way.

Which of the following expressions (are they expression, phrase or word?) are correct in technical English?

  • logged-in
  • log-ined
  • login-ed
  • log-in-ed
  • logined
  • logged in
  • log ined
  • Other? Which?

in relation to a user reading this question?

Which of the following is correct to use as verb?

  • to login
  • to log in
  • to log-in
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    the answers in the post that I linked above say that the verb is to log in. The past tense is therefore logged in
    – b.roth
    Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 9:59

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Log in is a verb, while login is a noun. Its Past Tense is logged in (I logged in yesterday). As an attributive phrase, it is logged-in (logged-in users).

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    I suppose the follow-up question is: why logged-in opposed to logged in, if log in is the verb? Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 9:34
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    @Paul: As the past tense of the verb, it would be logged in, as in I logged in this morning. As an adjectival phrase, it could be either logged in or logged-in, typically depending on placement, e.g. Here is a list of users who are logged in vs. Here is a list of logged-in users.
    – user1635
    Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 9:52

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