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    Train

    Hi,
    Please, which is correct/better?
    1. She got on the wrong train.
    2. She got on _to the wrong train.
    3. She got onto the wrong train.
    TIA

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    #2

    Re: Train

    I'd use 1, but 3 is OK.


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    #3

    Re: Train

    Thanks, Tdol.

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    #4

    Re: Train

    I agree with Tdol. 'Onto' puts more of a focus on the actual act - the physical event: 'She got onto the train while it was moving'. So 3's not wrong, but the circumstances that would call for it are rarer.

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    Re: Train

    Thanks, Bob,
    I do appreciate precision.

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