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Which is the correct way of asking the question "Are you logged in"? Or "Have you logged in"?

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  • Are they supposed to be logged in when you ask the question?
    – pboss3010
    Commented May 13, 2019 at 16:34
  • Both are grammatical and understandable. Commented May 13, 2019 at 17:43

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Both are correct - it ultimately depends on the question that you wish to ask.

If you were to ask:

Are you logged in?

Then you are asking whether the user is currently logged into a particular system at the present moment.

Whereas, if you were to ask:

Have you logged in?

Then you are asking whether, at some point in time, the user has performed the action of logging into a particular system.

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