For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 17, then please read on…
I read earlier today about the difference between saying ‘into’ and ‘in’ (and the same for ‘onto’ and ‘on’). In his book The Queen’s English, Bernard C. Lamb explains this difference quite simply – ‘In and on indicate locations, while into and onto show direction of motion.’
Some examples to illustrate this are:
“The dog jumped onto the settee”
“The girls got into their beds really quickly tonight”
“Richard enjoyed his holiday in Australia this year”
“She was on her bike and drove onto the grass”
“We all got onto the plane and ended up in Majorca”
“Frances was in her garage and then climbed into her pink car”
Sorry it’s a short blog tonight, but I have been busy painting my daughter’s bedroom. It had to be finished tonight because the carpet is being fitted tomorrow. I had to blog about something though; I don’t want to miss a day! Hope you’ve had a good day.
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Bernard C. Lamb The Queen’s English (2010), UK
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