Onto

In this lesson, we're gonna learn all about 'onto'. Is it a preposition? Or is it an adverb? Or maybe both; who knows? Well, come on.

How to Use "Onto" in English

'Onto' mainly functions as a preposition. In this lesson, we will discuss how to learn and use it.

Functions of 'Onto'

  • Preposition

'Onto' as a Preposition

As stated above, 'onto' is a preposition. Below, we are going to talk about the different types of prepositions it is:

'Onto' as a Preposition of Movement and Direction

Sometimes, 'onto' functions as a preposition of movement to show motion towards a specific place. Look at the following examples:

Her facial expression changed as she walked onto the platform.

She ran right onto the cliff and started screaming her lungs out.

'Onto' can also refer to moving on from one topic to another when speaking. As it is clear, movement is metaphorical here. Check out the following examples:

Now, let's move onto the next subject.

The teacher decided to go move onto the next unit.

'Onto' as a Preposition of Manner

We can use 'onto' as a preposition of manner to mean different things. It can indicate hiding something with verbs like 'grip', 'hold', etc. Additionally, it can indicate having knowledge of something that will be of use to you. We can sometimes use 'onto' to talk about adding something to another. Check out the following examples:

Hold onto my hand tightly and don't ever let go.

I can see Jimmy's onto some new stuff.

Position in a Sentence

Since 'onto' is a preposition here, comes before nouns and noun phrases to modify them. Check out the examples below:

Ladies, the next subject we're about to move onto is called 'why men are taught to hide their emotions from childhood'.

The lady danced her way onto the stage.

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