Homophones…TWO, TOO, TO
Do you know how to use TOO, TWO & TO correctly?
These are homophones (words that are spelt differently but have the same pronunciation)
TOO – used with adverbs and adjectives. (too can also mean ‘as well’ or ‘aslo’)
- I had too much food.
- It was too expensive.
- It is too hot to be outside.
- Will you be there too?
TWO – is a number (in written English we use ‘two’ rather than the numerical number ‘2’.
- The two students started shouting in class.
- There were two trees on the road.
TO – is used with verbs in the infinitive form.
- I like to swim.
- I hate to speak in public.
- She is going to eat snails.
- He stayed in to read a book.
TO can also be used to mean toward (to show direction)
- I go to the airport by train.
- I take the bus to work.
- He threw the ball to his friend.
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