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    #1

    on the wall VS onto the wall

    Which sentence would be more common?
    Jane pinned the calendar to the wall.
    Or
    Jane pinned the calendar onto the wall.

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    #2

    Re: on the wall VS onto the wall

    To, at least in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: on the wall VS onto the wall

    Either, in BrE.

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    #4

    Re: on the wall VS onto the wall

    You'll also hear "on the wall".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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