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    step on v. get on

    "I'm going o tell you everything that happened from the moment my father, my brother, and I stepped onto the train."

    I would you like to ask you what the difference between "stepped onto the train" and "get onto the train" is?

    Source: The City of the Dead by Tony Abbott

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    Re: step on v. get on

    Stepped onto puts the act of actually crossing the threshold into the carriage into the reader's mind in a way that got on to might not, but that's a very minor difference.
    I am not a teacher.

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