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The Difference Between 'To' and 'Too'
Tuesday December 18th 2018
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What is the difference between 'too' and 'to'? — Thomas, United States
Answer

'To' comes before an infinitive verb,

  • I like to swim.
  • We plan to eat at 4:00 pm.

 

or indicates movement or direction towards,

  • Walk to the bus stop with me.
  • We flew to Paris last year.
  • She had her back to [=towards] the teacher.
  • They sent an e-mail to all the participants.

 

or tells the location of an activity:

  • He goes to school with us.
  • He wore a new outfit to the party.
  • We invited them to lunch with us.

 

'Too' means "also"

  • I got three books and a new bag too.
  • You like pizza? Me too!

 

or "more than what is needed or wanted":

  • It was too hot outside yesterday.
  • She put too much salt in the cookie batter.
  • I have too many things to do today.

 

To learn more ways to use 'to' and 'too' visit http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/too and http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/to where you will find more meanings and many more example sentences.

 

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