[projectaon] Re: Errors: On to vs. Onto--The Big Five

On Thursday 06 November 2008, Simon Osborne wrote:
> Jonathan Blake wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 7:49 AM, Benjamin I Krefetz
> >
> > <krefetz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> On Thu, 23 Oct 2008, Simon Osborne wrote:
> >>> Book 13:
> >>> (er)    112:    on to -> onto
> >>> -> "Hanging by your fingertips on to the underside..."
> >>>
> >>> ^^
> >>> I think this should be rejected? Maybe rephrased to: "Hanging on
> >>> to the underside of the descending drawbridge by your
> >>> fingertips,..."
> >>
> >> I like the rephrasing and agree with the decision (from "hanging
> >> on").
> >
> > How 'bout "Hanging on by your fingertips to the underside..."?
>
> I ummed and ahhed, but I think 'hanging on (by your fingertips) to'
> is still somewhat awkward. I've used my suggestion for now.

Frankly, to my non-native English hearing ears the original sounded 
best.


Regards,
Ingo

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