Is "on" and "into" correct?

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When Moses went up on Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments, they fell back into idol worship. 

 

 

Should this be:

Moses went up to Mount Sinai ......

 

Note: Moses went to the top of the mountain and received the Ten Commandments.

asked Sep 17 '13 at 20:37 Susan New member

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I would use 'on' or 'onto', Susan. 'To' would imply that he just went to the base of the mountain.

'Into' would work here.

link comment answered Sep 17 '13 at 21:18 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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