Which word is correct?
Exhausted, he let himself fall (on / onto / in) the bed.
- MordentLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
This is an example of English being weird.
If you're ON a bed it implies you're using it like a seat.
If you're IN a bed it means you're using it like a bed.
Either example could be correct, but which one would be best depends on the context. Is he so exhausted that he literally just walks in and collapses on the bed? Onto would be fine - it would actually be better because it emphasizes your point of how tired he is. However if he was just normally tired you wouldn't say "he got onto the bed to sleep", it makes it sound like he needs to climb on the bed to get somewhere higher or something.
- IOMLv 71 month ago
The most natural choice would be "on".
- wind_updollLv 71 month ago
He fell onto the bed
- MattLv 71 month ago
on or onto both work