onto vs on to :

onto or 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.

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