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    #1

    onto and into

    dear all
    when do i have to use onto and into?
    is there any rule for that?
    thanks

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    #2

    Re: onto and into

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohamed Z View Post
    dear all
    when do i have to use onto and into?
    is there any rule for that?
    thanks

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Mohamed.

    (1) These two words are really difficult and confusing.

    (2) If you get time, type each word in the "search" box at this website. You should find some good posts.

    (3) Also check the Internet. Type in "prepositions onto/into."

    (4) Very briefly, I can report what Michael Swan's popular PRACTICAL ENGLISH USAGE says: (I have changed his examples a little bit)

    The lady walked IN the garden for 15 minutes. Then she walked INTO her house.

    There was a cat ON the roof of the house. Everybody asked, "How did the cat get ONTO the roof?"

    Have a nice day!

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    #3

    Re: onto and into

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Mohamed.

    (1) These two words are really difficult and confusing.

    (2) If you get time, type each word in the "search" box at this website. You should find some good posts.

    (3) Also check the Internet. Type in "prepositions onto/into."

    (4) Very briefly, I can report what Michael Swan's popular PRACTICAL ENGLISH USAGE says: (I have changed his examples a little bit)

    The lady walked IN the garden for 15 minutes. Then she walked INTO her house.

    There was a cat ON the roof of the house. Everybody asked, "How did the cat get ONTO the roof?"

    Have a nice day!
    HI TheParser
    thank you very much
    it is a great example
    best regards

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