Wondering whether to spell it – ‘log in’ or ‘login’? And what is the difference between the two? We’ll cover that in this article, plus teach you how to use the correct spelling in a sentence.
In short, ‘login’ is the correct way to spell the word. However, ‘log in’ acts as a verb and can also be used in the right context.
‘Log in’ refers to the act of logging into something, whether that’s a social media account or some kind of online dashboard.
‘Login’ refers to the information you use to log in, which includes your username and password.
One way to remember it is that you ‘log in’ with your ‘login’ info.
As you just saw, the correct way to use ‘login’ is as a noun, and ‘log in’ should be used as a verb.
You can ‘log in’ to your TikTok account with your ‘login’ info (username and password).
They might be considered homophones, since they sound the same but have different meanings.
We briefly touched on the meaning of both words. Now, let’s see what Merriam-Webster says about the words.
‘Login’ isn’t technically a word in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as of yet, but it contains an entry for ‘log on.’ It’s a verb that means to start communication and begin interacting with a computer or system.
Unsure of how to pronounce the words? Here’s a short guide.
The ‘g’ has the same sound as ‘girl,’ not ‘gene.’
Now that you know what the words mean and how to pronounce them, let’s take a look at how to use them in a sentence correctly. Let’s start with ‘log in.’
Now let’s see how to use ‘login’ in a sentence.
To recap, we learned that ‘log in’ and ‘login’ are both acceptable in the English language. However, they mean two different things, so they can’t be used interchangeably.
If you ever forget the meaning or get stuck on usage, you can always come back for a quick refresher. We’ve got a whole library of content dedicated to explaining confusing words and phrases in the English language. Go check it out.