It's easy to get confused about when to use to, too and two.

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two means 2 of anything. It's always used as a number.

I have two children. Your appointment is at two. I have two left. 

Check out the  tw- letter pattern word family below see how the words are related to 2 in some way.


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too fat

Too has 2 uses:

1. We use it when something is more than it should be,when conditions are beyond what is right or reasonable - they are extreme, not good, negative:
too late
too fat
too cold
too much
too many

There are too many cars on the motorways.
London is too  expensive to live in.

"exaggerate too - There are too many o's. tooooo much, tooooo many."

2. We use it to mean “also” or “as well”:
Can I come too?
I’m going on holiday too.

*When remembering if it means "also" and "as well"  just say "as well" instead of too. Do you want to come too/as well/ also?

informal meaning very:  You’re too kind. Also in negative sentences: The weather's not too bad.

to + verb
To also has 2 uses:

We use it as part of a verb when you want to say “to do something”:
I want her to listen to me.
He plans to move to a bigger house.

We use it before a noun to show “going towards”:
It is quarter to four
Give that to me!

Also be careful of the 2/3 syllable words beginning with to-

today, tomorrow, tonight, together, towards.


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1: We went on ____ the roof to watch the fireworks.

2: If the offer is ____ good ___ be true then it is! (retype the whole sentence)

3: The rooms are ____ dark.

4: It is ____ big ____ send by post. (retype the whole sentence)

5: "I'm freezing." "Me ____. Let's go inside."

6: I've been going ____ and fro all morning.

7: I look forward ____ hearing from you.

8: Shall we meet at ____ and go _____ the park? (type in whole sentence)

9: There's a million ____ one chance of winning the lottery.

10: We had ___ wait ___ long, well over ___ hours.(type in whole sentence)

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