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Roby
What does "on to" mean? What does "on to" mean in this sentence? "Thank Sheriff! And on to a more pressing issue. John has asked to say a few words..."
Jan 24, 2016 1:48 PM
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From the Net >get on to/onto something > to ​start ​talking about a different ​subject: How did we get on to (the ​subject of) ​your grandmother's ​cat?
January 24, 2016
Yes, the word "on" here has the idea of "toward". So "on to..." carries the idea of moving on to another thought. This structure is in contrast to the preposition "onto".
January 24, 2016
I this case I would treat it as "moving to". Just my opinion.
January 24, 2016
Roby
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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