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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:40 am 
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There was a really odd compound question on one of the Bright Sparks papers.

My daughter marked 'log' and 'in' to make login but the answer was 'leg' and 'end' to make legend.

Surely they are both correct? Although I know 'login' can be a bit ambiguous, it is a word.

Just hoping the actual test does not have questions like this and wonder if anyone can shed any light on this?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Login isn't one word, it's two, which is why legend is correct and login isn't.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Snowdrops wrote:
Login isn't one word, it's two, which is why legend is correct and login isn't.
Maybe when some older papers were written login wasn't a word - but I'd argue that it is now - e.g. from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/login?s=t
login [n. lawg-in, log-; v. lawg-in, log-]
1. the act of logging in to a database, device, or computer, especially a multiuser computer or a remote or networked computer system.
2. a person's username and password that allows them to log in to a computer system, network, device, or user account.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:21 pm 
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The problem with login is that I suspect it's a colloquialism and I don't think the 11+ uses them.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:51 pm 
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Oxford Dictionaries recognise it too: http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/login?q=login

Is there a date on that paper to give an indication how long ago it might have been written?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:10 pm 
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SD's Bright Sparks papers certainly date back as far as 2005, but I think I recall them being available even before that.

I agree that "login" has become a compound word since then, so this is just a case of the language evolving while the papers don't keep up. It wouldn't occur on the real papers though.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:53 am 
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The paper is from 2006?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Snowdrops wrote:
The problem with login is that I suspect it's a colloquialism and I don't think the 11+ uses them.


But if it is, it's one with a near-fifty year history: http://goo.gl/QA81t


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:01 am 
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Hahaa!! Good one Daveg :wink: !!


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