To vs. too vs. two

By Kasey Brown / Reporter

Often people misuse the words to, too, and two.

This is because they are homophones, words that sound the same but have different meanings and have different spellings. If you don’t know how to use them correctly, here’s a guide to using them.

To is used as a preposition before a noun or as an infinitive before a verb.
Example before the noun: Please take me to the dance.

Example as an infinitive: We are going to sing at the party.

Too is used as a synonym for also or to indicate excessiveness before a verb.
Example to indicate excessiveness: The mall is too crowded

Example as a synonym for also: I want to go to the mall too.

Two is how you spell out the number 2.
Ex. There are two shoes in a pair.

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