To and Too
Carla M.
em 23 de Agosto de 2019

Difference Between To and Too

While the word “to” is used in sentences to denote direction. On the other hand, the word “too” is used to indicate something of high degree, also or very. It’s an egregious offense because the two words are quite distinct. Ready to learn the difference between “to” and “too?” Let’s get to it.

To Definition

“To” acts as an adverb or a preposition.

As an adverb, ‘To’ is used in sentences to indicate motion in a specific direction. It is commonly applied in sentences to express a purpose, show direction towards a particular point or location, i.e. destination.

As a preposition, To means toward, until.

For example:

  • Push the door to.
  • I walked to the office.
  • It fell to the ground.
  • It was on the way to the station.
  • He’s going to Paris.
  • I had my back to them, so I couldn’t see what they were doing.
  • She walked over to the window.
  • He went up toa complete stranger and started talking.
  • We’re going to town on the bus, okay?
  • We went to Prague last year.

Too Definition

“Too”, only acts as an adverb. It means “also” or “in addition.”It is used when one wants to express something of high degree or intensity than needed or wanted.

1. To express more than what is needed, suitable or enough

  • I’m too fat.
  • I can’t reach the shelf – it’s (a bit) toohigh.
  • It’s too hard (for me) to explain.

2. To denote in addition, also

  • I’d like to come too.
  • I love chocolate.” “Me too.”

3. As a replacement to very, or completely

  • He prefers plain food – nothing toofancy.
  • Thank you, you’re too kind.
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