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What is the difference between To and Too?

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E.Evelyn

E.Evelyn

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Answered Dec 09, 2020

The word to is a preposition that is used to describe a destination or place. For example, she made it to her friend’s baby shower at the last second. It can also be used to convey the sense of a receiver.

For example, He gave the necklace to his girlfriend. Sometimes the word can be used to describe the relationship between two people. For instance, she is married to him. The word too, on the other hand, is used to describe the intensity of a particular situation.

For example, it is too cold out here. It can also be used to convey the excessiveness of something. For example, it is too much money to spend. The word too indicates the excessive amount of money something costs. Too can also deliver a sense of very. For example, he was too sure about her innocence.

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Steinn

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Steinn , Corporate employee, Graz

Answered Nov 27, 2020

To and too are two English words that you can easily confuse for each other. It is very common to see people using the word 'too' to replace 'to' usually by mistake. However, people don't usually make the mistake of using the word 'too' when what they need to use is 'to.' The word 'to' is used as a preposition. For instance, you can use it to show your movement towards a particular place. For example, I'm walking to the market. It is also part of some phrasal verbs. For example, I have to prepare for my program today. You can also use 'to' after an adjective to show its application. The word 'to' can also be used as an adverb. On the other hand, the word 'too' can only be used as an adverb. At times you can use 'too' to replace 'also.' For example, I have the same materials too. It can be used to show when something is happening to an excessive degree. For example, he likes talking too much.
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Maxence

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Maxence , Writer, Vienna

Answered Nov 27, 2020

The number one difference between to and too is that the word ‘to’ can function as a preposition, marker, and adverb, whereas the word ‘too’ can only function as an adverb. For an easy understanding of the two words, I will explain how the two are used in the English language. As a marker, the word ‘to’ is used to mark verbs. For example, I need to go. As a preposition, you can use it to indicate the destination. For example, we are going to the police station. Also, as a preposition, you can use it to indicate the result of an action. For example, he has been lifted to the position of the general manager. As an adverb, it means towards a touching or engaging position. On the other hand, the word ‘too’ can be used as an adverb to mean likewise, in addition, to a high degree, and can be used to contradict a statement. For example, the idea is too good to be discarded.
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Corné , College student, MBA, Geneva

Answered Nov 18, 2020

Some people may get confused whenever they need to use “to” and “too.” You would be using “to” when you want to state that something may have a deadline or if you are stating that something will be going towards something. For example, when you say, “Marie is going TO the store.” You are using “to” so that you can show where Marie is going. You are going to use “too” when you want to show an agreement towards something that has been said. For example, you may say, “I am going to the store TOO.” This means that you are also going to the store like Marie. Another meaning of the word “too” is “as well.” While these two words are said the same way, their meanings are completely different so they should not be interchanged.
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L. Agate

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Answered Jul 20, 2020

Some people may become confused about using “to” and “too” because they obviously sound the same. When you use “to,” you have to remember that this is a preposition. This can mean two things. The first one is that it can mean “until.” This means that when you are giving a deadline for something, you can use “to.” The second use of this is to pertain to “toward something.”

Some people may become confused about using “to” and “too” because they
When you say “too,” this is known to be an adverb. This is something that can signify that something is being used excessively. At times it can also mean that you agree with something because it is something that you also do or you also believe in.

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