Grammar Patterns

V n onto n, V n on to n

V n onto n, V n on to n

The verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of onto or on to and a noun group. The passive pattern is be V-ed onto n.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Object and Adjunct
    He projected his feelings onto her.
Active voice: V n onto n
 Verb groupnoun groupontonoun group
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
Iclippedthe cameraon tothe tripod-head.
The telescope mirrorfocuseslightontothe small adaptive mirror.
Passive voice: be V-ed onto n
 Verb groupontonoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
The epidermishas to be graftedontothe burns.
The imageis scannedon toa photo-sensitive drum.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'stick' groupThe 'scan' groupThe 'focus' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure information

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