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    Please , could help me to be able to teach the difference beteen these prepositions " into" , " onto". With regards.

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    Re: teaching items

    Dear Saleemabu,

    I hope the following will be of help.

    "Into" is used when soemthing moves from outside to inside. Example: The information goes into the computer. I fell into a ditch.

    If you are "onto" something, you are in the process of discovering it which is more imprtant and exciting than you thought. Eample: I guess we are onto something big.

    Onto is also used to indicate the place towards which someone or something is directed. Eample: The door opened onto a dark staircase

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