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Prepositions - Onto

1. Onto indicates movement from one position to another one.

Pattern 1: verb + onto + noun
The child hopped onto the bed.

Typical verbs used before onto:
drip, fall, hop, jump, move, run, spill, step

Pattern 2: verb + noun + onto + noun
We moved all the books onto the desk.

Typical verbs used with this pattern:
drip, drop, move, spill, transfer

2. Onto indicates knowledge of misbehavior.

Pattern: be + onto + noun.
The police are onto that gang about the missing money.
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