🏁 ‘Two’ means the number 2, like 1+1 = 2. ‘Too’ means as well as, e.g. I’d like to go the game too, but it can also mean an amount of something, e.g. The weather is too cold, or the shoes are too small. For everything else, it’s just to, e.g. I’m going to London:
I wanted to go and see two movies too!
I tried to score two goals too!
It was too hard to score more than two tries when we went to Paris to play France at rugby.
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🚦 These homophones are easily confused, but the most common problem is not adding the extra ‘o’ when you want to describe something, e.g. too big, too tall, too heavy and so on. It really helps if you say this word with a longer ‘oo’ sound at the end to make it different from the others, which can only be said with a short ‘o’ sound.
🎓 The word ‘to’ is called a preposition when used to say something like you’re going somewhere, e.g. to London. It also forms the infinitive of a verb, e.g. to go, to stand and so on. Two is either a noun, when used as a number by itself, or a type of adjective when it is describing something, e.g. two phones. Too can be used as an adverb, e.g. to modify the verb in I ran too quickly.