Saturday, August 4, 2012

logon/visit: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Saturday, August 4, 2012

You log on to a Web site by entering your ID and password. If you are merely encouraging people to visit a site which has no such requirement, it is misleading to ask them to “log on” to it. News reporters often get this wrong by reporting how many people “logged on” to a particular site when they mean “visited.” “Visit” or just “go to” will do just fine.

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