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When to use INTO and ONTO in English?

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When to Use INTO and ONTO in English?

Hi there.

Welcome to Harry’s World of Words and Phrases and English in a Minute.

We’re going to look at prepositional phrases in English. Two in particular into one word INTO and onto one word ONTO and how we can we can use them. They can get confused because they look alike and they they sound alike but in both cases they’re prepositional phrases of action something happens.

For example, I walked into the room – there’s an action of coming into the room.

I climbed onto the roof the action of getting up onto the roof into onto.

We can use them in and on but that means something is actually already happened.

I’m sitting in the room.

The pen is on the table – it has already happened there’s no further action.

And also remember we can split it and say IN TO I N space T O, ON TO O N space T O in the following ways:

I drove on to the next village to get some petrol.

I walked in to complain.

IN and ON.

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