Grammar Patterns

V on to n, V onto n

V on to n, V onto n

The 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 Object
    I held on to the rail.
V on to n, V onto n
 Verb groupon tonoun group
SubjectVerbprepositional Object
His gardenbacksontoa school.
Shewas clingingon tohis arm.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'hold' groupThe 'back' groupThe 'get' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure information

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