Grammar GuideSpellingWhat is the difference between 'tp' and 'to'?

What is the difference between 'tp' and 'to'?

What is the difference between 'tp' and 'to'?

The words tp and to are often confused because they appear similar. We'll explain the difference.

To means relating to contact, proximity, movement, or destination when used as a preposition.

Tp means an abbreviation for title page or township when used as a noun.

A good way to remember the difference is Send the letter TO the TP of Mill Creek.

Out of the two words, 'to' is the most common. It appears about 2855 times more frequently than 'tp'.



Usually when people mix up the words tp and to, it's a typo.

To is one of the most common prepositions. It can refer to location, time, movement, proximity, and contact.

Tp is an abbreviation. When it's lowercase, it can mean title page or township. However, the more common abbreviation for township is twp. When TP is uppercase, it is an abbreviation for toilet paper or triple play.

The definitions in this article were adapted from Wiktionary and Merriam-Webster.

Dictionary Definition of tpDictionary Definition of to

Examples of tp in a sentence

There’s this big TP on me somewhere.”
- Mystery by Peter Straub
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- Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie
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Examples of to in a sentence

One might say that matter, through electricity, tries to achieve ecstasy.—ERNEST
- Grand Junction by Maurice G. Dantec
Henry was invited to book launches and literary festivals around the world;
- Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
He pounded on the earth, trying to keep the hands from pulling him under.It wasn't working.
- Beyond belief by Roy Johansen
I wanted to write, and just tell you that me and my spirit were fighting this morning.
- In the night room: a novel by Peter Straub
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- Nothing gold can stay by Dana Stabenow