to vs too vs two : Common Errors in English

About to vs too vs two

People seldom mix “two” up with the other two; it obviously belongs with words that also begin with TW, like “twice” and “twenty” that involve the number 2. But the other two are confused all the time. Just remember that the only meanings of “too” are “also” (“I want some ice cream too.”) and “in excess” (“Your walkman is playing too loudly.”). Note that extra O. It should remind you that this word has to do with adding more on to something. “To” is the proper spelling for all the other uses.

too Meaning(s)

  • (r) to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
  • (r) in addition

two Meaning(s)

  • (n) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  • (n) one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
  • (s) being one more than one

to in News

  1. Syrians React To U.S. Providing Military Aid To Rebels

    The Obama administration has decided to provide more assistance to the Syrian opposition after officials became confident the Syrian regime was using chemical weapons against rebel forces. Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Deborah Amos for reaction to the U.S. decision to provide military aid to the rebels in Syria.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: NPR

  2. Britain to airlines: Don't let Edward Snowden fly to U.K.

    Tells carriers in travel alert to bar NSA leaker from boarding because he's highly likely to be kept out of Britain
    on June 14, 2013 Source: CBS News

  3. Obama to step up military support of Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, U.S. officials said Thursday, after the White House disclosed that the United States has conclusive evidence President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons against opposition forces trying to overthrow him.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

too in News

  1. Has Microsoft gone too far with the Xbox One?

    Has Microsoft gone too far with its long-awaited Xbox One? Is the next-gen console Redmond's hardware version of Vista? read more        
    on June 17, 2013 Source: TG Daily

  2. New Samsung phone too fast for US networks

    Today’s 4G too slow for you? Samsung plans to release a variant of is Galaxy S4 phone with 4G LTE Advanced technology, promising up to double the speed.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Fox News

  3. Too much private security?

    A growing chorus on Capitol Hill is questioning whether U.S. intelligence agencies are farming out too much work to private contractors like Edward Snowden, the Booz Allen Hamilton systems analyst who has claimed credit leaking classified details about surveillance programs.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: MSN

two in News

  1. Two plead guilty to killing store clerk in 2011

    Two North Philadelphia men pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree murder and related charges in the 2011 slaying of an Egyptian immigrant during a botched robbery of his Northern Liberties convenience store.
    on June 17, 2013 Source:

  2. Two men accused in stabbing, beating of Bismarck man

    Two men have been charged with attempted murder in a stabbing and beating last week in Bismarck.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: The Bismarck Tribune

  3. Two injured in Howard crash

    Two people were injured after a crash between a car and a motorcycle Monday morning.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: FOX 11 Green Bay

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