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Prepositions of direction express a movement toward something and appear with verbs of motion:

  • To
  • On(to)
  • In(to)

For example:

  • Please give the paper to me.
  • Place the paper on my desk.
  • The rain fell on(to) the field.
  • Place the paper in my tray.
  • The rain dripped in(to) my eyes.

For more information regarding some of these prepositions, please refer to The OWL at Purdue: Prepositions of Direction--Onto and The OWL at Purdue: Prepositions of Direction--Into.