Definition: Onto

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 2

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Lexical Information:

  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus

Grammatical Information:

  • Preposition
  • Usually followed by a gerund rather than an infinitive
  • Prepositions connect words together
  • If a preposition isn't connecting words but modifying one word, as in many phrasal verbs, it can be called a Particle (or an Adverb)

Usage Notes:

  • ON can describe location or movement; ONTO can only describe movement
  • INTO and ONTO are often used when the idea of movement is important

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