V on to n, V onto n
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'hold' groupThe 'back' groupThe 'get' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure information
V on to n, V onto nThe verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of on to or onto and a noun group.This pattern has one structure:
Verb with prepositional ObjectI held on to the rail.
|Verb group||on to||noun group|
|His garden||backs||onto||a school.|
|She||was clinging||on to||his arm.|