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    sign into vs. sign in to

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    This allows you to sign into Youtube on your phone.
    This allows you to sign in to Youtube on your phone.

    Which is correct? I think it's "sign in to" because "sign in" is a compound noun (I think that's what it is called) so you can't really mutate it by adding "to".

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    Re: sign into vs. sign in to

    Quote Originally Posted by leke View Post
    For example:
    This allows you to sign into Youtube on your phone.
    This allows you to sign in to Youtube on your phone.

    Which is correct? I think it's "sign in to" because "sign in" is a compound noun (I think that's what it is called) so you can't really mutate it by adding "to".

    Thanks.
    "to sign in" is a phrasal verb.

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    Re: sign into vs. sign in to

    Quote Originally Posted by leke View Post
    For example:
    This allows you to sign into Youtube on your phone.
    This allows you to sign in to Youtube on your phone.

    Which is correct? I think it's "sign in to" because "sign in" is a compound noun (I think that's what it is called) so you can't really mutate it by adding "to".

    Thanks.
    As bhaisahab said, "to sign in" is a phrasal verb and can be used alone.

    "Please sign in."

    However, if you want to specify exactly where that should happen:

    Please sign in to your account.
    Please sign in on the sheet of paper at the reception desk.
    Please sign in at the reception desk before you enter the building.

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    Re: sign into vs. sign in to

    Ah, a phrasal verb. Thanks for the info. I've never heard of that one :)

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