To v too v two is one of those grammar issues that makes learning English so wonderful, isn’t it? 🙂
If it’s to or too can actually cause problems for native English speakers, but usually this common grammar mistake is because of a typo (someone mistyping maybe because they are using a smartphone).
However, if you are writing a CV or completing a university application form and you get this grammar wrong, then you can say goodbye to your chances of being a successful candidate.
Read the to vs too vs two explanations and examples below until you understand everything.
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Two is a number. The number that comes after 1 and before 3. 🙂
There are two days in the week that begin with the letter S (Saturday and Sunday)
I have got two cats, but only one dog.
Too is an adverb. It can mean….
1. very, extremely
2. also, as well, in addition, additionally
3. more than enough, more than is needed, more than is wanted, an excess of
My coffee is too hot. I can’t drink it yet. It’s burning my mouth. (meaning: 1 – extremely)
I’m just going to the supermarket. Do you want to come, too? (meaning: 2 – also)
There are too many cars on the road these days. There are always traffic jams. (meaning: 3 – more than is wanted)
He is much too old to be going out with that girl! (meaning: 3)
To (with only one letter ‘o’) is
1) a marker of an infinitive: He needed to go / She wants to eat out tonight
2) a preposition for movement or direction: I go to school on the bus / He walks to work in the summer
3) used instead of using a full infinitive IF the meaning is clear:
John: “Let’s go out for a beer”
David: “I don’t want to”
(Here the meaning is “I don’t want to… go out for a beer” but we don’t need to say ‘go out for a beer becuase it is understood from the context)
To, too and two together!
Remember that a sentence can have all 3 (to, too and two) involved Example:
“I’m so hungry I’m gonna buy 2 burgers!” “I want to eat two burgers, too. Let’s do it!”
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