To or Too?to or too teacher

  • Definitions
  • When to use it
  • Tricks
  • Examples
  • Exercise

Definitions:

"too"
■  adverb
1-  to a higher degree than is desirable, permissible, or possible. ▶informal very.
2-  in addition. ▶moreover.

 

"to"
■ prep. toward; for; in contrast with; in order to

■ adv. toward the previous condition; in accordance with; in honor of; for the good health of (during a toast with drinks)

Trick:

The trick to remember when to use "too" is the extra "o" in the word. Why? Because the word "too" (as you seen in the definition before) is used when you're referring to an extra or excessive amount of something. You must get into the habit of making a conscious decision every time you write the word "to" in a composition. Ask yourself if you are dealing with an amount or an excess of something. Soon you'll get it right every time!


Examples:

1- Jimmy's car runs too fast for me to catch up with wiith mine.

2- Jimmy's Dad is a professor, and Jimmy wants to be a professor, too.

 

" Too" means also or excessive.

  • I ate too much chocolate. (excessive)
  • My little brother wanted some too. (also)

" To" is correct in every other context, except the number two.

  • Infinitive: to be or not to be. (in front of a verb)
  • preposition: Go to school.
"too"

▶  adverb
1-  invasion would be too risky: EXCESSIVELY, overly, over, unduly, immoderately, inordinately, unreasonably, extremely, very; informal too-too.
2- he was unhappy, too, you know: ALSO, as well, in addition, additionally, into the bargain, besides, furthermore, moreover, on top of that, to boot.

 

"to"
■  preposition
1-  expressing direction or position in relation to a location, point, or condition. ▶chiefly Brit. (in telling the time) before (the hour specified).
2-  identifying the person or thing affected.
3-  identifying a relationship between one person or thing and another. ▶indicating a rate of return: ten miles to the gallon.
4-  indicating that two things are attached.
5-  governing a phrase expressing someone's reaction: to her astonishment, he smiled.
6-  used to introduce the second element in a comparison.
7-  placed before a debit entry in accounting.
■  infinitive marker
1-  used with the base form of a verb to indicate that the verb is in the infinitive. ▶(about to) forming a future tense with reference to the immediate future.
2-  used without a verb following when the missing verb is clearly understood: she said she didn't want to.
■  adverb so as to be closed or nearly closed.

 


Excersice:

1

This curry is ________ spicy for my delicate taste buds.

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerThis is the number '2'.Well done. Use 'too' with an adjective or adverb. This can be used with a verb infinitive or meaning 'towards'.
Check your answer

2

It was raining far_______ heavily for the cricket match.

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerThis is the number '2'.Well done. This is the correct word here. 'To' is used in a verb infinitive or meaning 'towards' and does not fit here.
Check your answer

3

There are only _______ days left before the new term begins.

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerWell done. You need the number 'two' in this sentence. This 'too' should be used with adjectives or adverbs. 'To' is used with verb infinitives or meaning 'towards'.
Check your answer

4

I am going _______ finish the crossword today if it kills me!

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerThis means the number 'two'. 'Too' is used with abjectives or adverbs. Well done. Use 'to' with a verb infinitive.
Check your answer

5

There are far _______ many people on this train.

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerNo. This is the number 2.Well done. Use 'too' with an adjective or an adverb.No. 'To' can be used with a verb infinitive or meaning towards.
Check your answer

6

I really need _______ find my watch before I leave the house.

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerThis is the number 2.Use 'too' with an adjective or an adverb.Well done. Use 'to' with a verb infinitive.
Check your answer

7

He thinks the parcel needs to be sent _______ India by tomorrow.

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerThis is the number 2.Use 'too' with an adjective or an adverb.Well done. 'To' is used here in the sense of 'towards'.
Check your answer

8

There were only _______ people at the fund raising dinner.

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerWell done. You need 'two' meaning the number 2 in this sentence. You can only use 'too' with an adjective or an adverb. 'To' should be used with a verb infinitive or with the sense of 'towards'.
Check your answer

9

This is _______ good an opportunity to miss.

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerThis is the number 2.Well done. Use 'too' with an adjective or an adverb. You can only use 'to' as part of a verb infinitive or with the sense of 'towards'.
Check your answer

10

For all these years, I have been trying _______ find the lost city.

a) two
b) too
c) to
Please select an answerNo. This is the number 2. You can only use 'too' with an adjective or an adverb. Well done. In this sentence, you are using 'to' as part of a verb infinitive.
Check your answer

 

 

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