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What's the difference between 'too', 'to', and 'two'?

What's the difference between 'too', 'to', and 'two'?

Two, too and to are pronounced in the same way but all three have very different meanings.

Two is a number and is the written form of the numeral 2. e.g. "Daniel and Rebecca decided, as there were only two of them, they should wait for more people to arrive."

Too is used with adverbs or adjectives to denote an excess of something, or as a synonym for 'also' or 'as well'. e.g. "I ate too many tacos and now I feel sick" (an excess of tacos); "I am going to go to the party too" (I am also going to the party).

To is the most common of these three words and has several uses. It is a preposition before a noun and can mean 'towards', or it can form part of the infinitive of a verb. e.g. "I walk to school every day" (preposition before noun meaning 'towards the school'); "I think is it going to rain today" (part of the infinitive of the verb 'to rain').

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Examples of to in a sentence

AS SOON AS HUGH AND RUTH HAD GONE TO BED,…
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She had a tendency, even under routine circumstances, to dither.
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He was only forty-six, but he could have belonged to their parents’ generation.
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He was, conceivably, the last man in America to own Hush Puppies.
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Examples of too in a sentence

Holly—Holly Jensen—was Bethy’s agent, too.
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She was plain now, and she’d been plain then, too, though quite a few pounds thinner.
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Maybe her mother could feel it, too.
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Allison guessed her mother was working it, too, only she was playing for higher stakes.
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Examples of two in a sentence

TWO OR THREE TIMES NOW, QUINN HAD DREAMED ABOUT hands.
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They were two cars from the intersection of Santa Monica and Highland.
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They’d been married for twenty-two years, known each other for twenty-three.
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Bethy had two more lines, and they were both laden with emotion.
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