onto vs on to : Common Errors in English

About onto vs on to

“Onto” and “on to” are often interchangeable, but not always. Considerthe effect created by wrongly using “onto” in the following sentencewhen “on to” is meant: “We’re having hors d’oeuvres in the garden, andfor dinner moving onto the house.” If the “on” is part of an expressionlike “moving on” it can’t be shoved together with a “to” that justhappens to follow it.

onto in News

  1. High winds topple tree onto Taylorsville home

    High winds knocked a large tree onto a house Wednesday, crushing the roof and making the home uninhabitable until the damage...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Deseret News

  2. 'Hang onto your underwear' on Merion's 'Back Five'

    The finishing holes at Merion will not yield many birdies, but will provide some heartbreak. A row of tree trunks, shaved close to the ground, marks the out-of-bounds line at Merion Golf Club's 15 t h hole. The trees were cut, USGA officials said, to prevent golfers from getting fortunate bounces into the fairway instead of onto Golf House Road.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Morning Call

  3. Semi Truck Rolls, Spills Cardboard onto Highway in Richland

    A semi-truck with a full load of recycled cardboard rolled onto it's side Wednesday afternoon in Richland.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities

on to in News

  1. UFC 161 Results: Stipe Miocic Upsets Roy Nelson with Unanimous Decision Victory

    Most people expected Roy Nelson to walk through Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 on Saturday night at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, but Miocic had other plans and he worked those plans to perfection.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: MMA Weekly via Yahoo! Sports

  2. U.S. missiles, jets to stay in Jordan as Syria crisis rages

    By David Alexander and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it will keep Patriot missiles and F-16 jet fighters in Jordan after joint military exercises end next week while Secretary of State John Kerry said a political solution to the civil war in neighboring Syria may be getting "out of reach." The decision to put Patriot batteries - an air and missile ...
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Czech leader clings on after close aide charged with graft

    By Jana Mlcochova and Jan Korselt PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas was clinging to office on Friday after prosecutors accused a close aide of being at the center of a corrupt web of political favors and secret surveillance. The leader of a junior partner in the governing coalition told Reuters she had little confidence left in the prime minister, but that her party had not yet ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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