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  1. Member
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    #1

    put...on, move...onto

    Of the following sentences, which one is the best choice? Thank you.

    a. To vacuum the tiled floor of my living room, I put the chairs on the table.
    b. To vacuum the tiled floor of my living room, I moved the chairs onto the table.
    c. To vacuum the tiled floor of my living room, I moved the chairs to the top of the table.

  2. Senior Member
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    #2

    Re: put...on, move...onto

    The best choice in which respect? They're all grammatical and acceptable.
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    #3

    Re: put...on, move...onto

    a. is the best choice.

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    #4

    Re: put...on, move...onto

    No native speaker would say the third, in my opinion.

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