I have a tap that has a male thread and a pipe that has a female thread.
Is it correct to say:
- "I screwed the tap onto the pipe"
- "I screwed the tap into the pipe"
In this situation ChatGPT suggests "I screwed the tap into the pipe"
"I screwed the tap into the pipe": This suggests that you inserted the threaded end of the tap into the opening of the pipe and twisted it to secure it in place. It conveys the idea that the tap is now firmly connected and integrated with the pipe. (Chatgpt)
"I screwed the tap onto the pipe": This implies that you attached the tap to the outside surface of the pipe, possibly using screws or other fasteners. It suggests that the tap is fixed to the pipe but not necessarily inserted into it. (ChatGPT)
I think we can use "onto" because the thread of the tap and the pipe are not important.