“To,” “two,” and “too” are to/two/too much for me!
Do you have one or to/two/too tips to/two/too
help me keep them straight?
Thanks a lot.
David, age 10, Madison, WI
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The only thing that “two” means is the number 2.
I have two brothers named Pip and Squeak.
“Too” can mean also, more than enough, or very.
After he ate the cake, he ate the pie too!
She is carrying too many elephants by herself.
The water is too cold for dipping my toes in.
“To” usually means towards.
He went to Antarctica and saw penguins.
“To” is sometimes used in front of verbs like:
My sister is learning how to juggle pineapples.
Here's a memory trick for these tricky words:
He: Last year I went to two schools.
She: I went to two too!
So here's the right way to word your question:
“To,” "two," and “too” are too much for me!
Do you have one or two tips to help me keep
I hope this helps.