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On to or Onto:. That is the Question!. In the expression “ on to,” on is an adverb and to is a preposition . On to. Dexter held on to his winter dreams. Adverb:. -Modifies (describes) a verb ( run) Paul runs quickly . Quickly describes how he runs.

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On to or Onto:

That is the Question!


In the expression“on to,” on is an adverb and to is a preposition.


On to

  • Dexter heldonto his winter dreams.


Adverb:

  • -Modifies (describes)

    • a verb (run)

      Paul runs quickly.

      Quickly describes how he runs.


Preposition:

-Relates a noun/pronoun to another noun/ pronoun

rabbit

to

  • hill


Preposition:

To the hill

From the hill

Up the hill

Down the hill

Between the hills

Through the hill

Around the hill


Therabbitran. . .

  • Ontothe hill


  • The Cat leapt gracefully onto the windowsill.


Luckily, the trapeze artist fell onto the net below.


Your Turn to try!

  • 1.Step on to/ onto the platform and sing.


  • 2.Hold on to/onto your hats and glasses.


  • 3.Jump on to/onto the boat!


  • 4.Grab on to/ onto the ladder!


Check Yourself!

  • 1.Step ontothe platform and sing.

  • 2.Hold on to your hats and glasses.

  • 3.Jump ontothe boat!

  • 4.Grab onto the ladder!


Work Cited

Beer, David. “windowsill.” 24 Aug. 2007. Beer Properties. 10 Sept. 2012. http://www.beerproperties.com/cya-pics2.htm

“on to, onto.” “Glossary of Usage.” Elements of Literature Fifth Course: Literature of the United States with Literature of the Americas. San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2000.


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