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To, too, two.

Ok, so: “to, too, and two” caused some panic with a student of mine, today.

Don’t panic! I said, as he looked at me with trembling eyes.

Haha

The words sound the same, but mean significantly different things for you to be able to remember them.

  • To is a preposition (mostly) (going somewhere or doing something)
  • Too means “as well” and is a magnifier
  • Two is a number

 

Here is a little mnemonic (thing to help you to remember).

Where are you going to?
I’m going to the zoo!

Why go?

I want to see the animals.
Can I come, too?

Yes! It’ll be nicer with two.

Will we walk there?

No, it’s too far away.

Here’s a nice dictionary entry on “to”

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