These prepositions show direction of movement to somewhere (into, onto, to, etc).

  • A fly got into his soup while he was eating it.
  • I must have put the pumpkin onto someone else’s trolley in the supermarket.
  • The teacher has gone to the loo again.
 

These prepositions show direction of movement from somewhere (away from, from, off, etc).

  • He warned them to keep away from his daughter.
  • Two tigers in the circus have escaped from their cage.
  • The strong wind blew the wig off his head.