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    What is the function of the preposition "onto" in this sentence? Why not just "on" or "to"?

    "Some wearing jackets identifying them as members of the DEA, helped shepherd Bout onto a chartered jet."

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    Re: onto

    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post
    What is the function of the preposition "onto" in this sentence? Why not just "on" or "to"?

    "Some wearing jackets identifying them as members of the DEA, helped shepherd Bout onto a chartered jet."
    See here.


    • They helped him (get) on the jet.
    • They helped him (walk) to the jet. different meaning
    • They helped him on...to the jet.

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