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    Into/Onto A Curve/Path/Road

    I have a question about the correct preposition to use. Suppose context is a driving car:

    1. The car went into/onto a curve.
    2. The car went into/onto a path.
    3. The car went into/onto a road.

    Should it be "into" or "onto"?

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    Re: Into/Onto A Curve/Path/Road

    1. either.
    2, 3. Onto.

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    Re: Into/Onto A Curve/Path/Road

    @MikeNewYork

    How is a curve different from a path or road, that "into" could be used with "curve" but not "path" or "road"?

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    Re: Into/Onto A Curve/Path/Road

    It is a different concept.

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    Re: Into/Onto A Curve/Path/Road

    I don't find any of them very natural.

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    Re: Into/Onto A Curve/Path/Road

    If you are talking about driving, it is natural to talk about going into a curve and coming out of a curve. Like, "make sure to downshift going into a curve."

    It's not really the same thing as being on a curve. It's about entering the curved section of the road.

    I wouldn't say "onto a curve."

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