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    On Top Of

    Suppose I am standing on the roof of a house. I pulled on one end of a rope, the other end of which is tied to a box. The box is raised from the ground as I pulled the rope until the box is on the rooftop:


    1 "I pulled the box onto top of the roof."
    2 "I pulled the box on top of the roof."

    Is the "on" in sentence 2 wrong because the verb "pull" does not have the "to" sense. So, "onto" should be used instead?

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    Re: On Top Of

    I would say, "I pulled the box (up) onto the roof."

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