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    crazYgeeK is offline Member
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    'read on to...'

    while reading an IT book, I found the sentence 'If you want to know what makes the thing go, please do read onto the next section'
    I have 2 problems with this sentence:
    1. Can I remove 'do' before the word 'read' ? How does the meaning of the sentence change after removing the 'do'? I think there is no changes but there may be a difference between two ways. What is it?
    2. Can I remove 'on to' after the word 'read' or replace it by 'on' ? Can you give me some replacements for 'on to' with no changes in meaning.
    Thank you very much.

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    Re: 'read on to...'

    I think it should have been "read on to" not "read onto." I'd say that was a typo.

    Want to know more? Read on!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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