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on, on to, onto

The preposition on expresses the location of a person or an object relative to another.

  • Henriette sat calmly on the waiting–room sofa.
  • The travel budget should be on the agenda for the February meeting.

Onto expresses movement.

  • As soon as Allan left the room, the kitten jumped onto the table.

The words on and to remain separate if a change of position does not occur, especially with phrasal verbs such as catch on and go on.

  • Has the dog caught on to your trick yet?
  • It is time to go on to the next stage of the project.