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Too and To

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I have a pet peeve. Grammar and spelling errors stand out to me like they were hi-lighted. It’s a curse.

Okay, I know I don’t know all of the grammar rules, punctuation rules, and every other rule in the English language. And, I know I make mistakes, too, so please, if you see me doing it, TELL ME! Anyway, it just bugs me so much when I see it.

There is one thing that has really been bugging me lately and I just need to write about it and get it off my chest. Please humor me. Thanks. 🙂

Here’s the one thing that is bugging me lately: The words, “to and too”.

Here’s the correct way to use them, according to www.dictionary.com:

Too (adverb)

1. In addition; also: He’s coming along too.
2. More than enough; excessively: She worries too much.
3. To a regrettable degree: My error was all too apparent.
4. Very; extremely; immensely: He’s only too willing to be of service.
5. Informal Indeed; so: You will too do it!
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To (preposition)

1. (used for expressing motion or direction toward a point, person, place, or thing approached and reached, as opposed to from): They came to the house.
2. (used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something) in the direction of; toward: from north to south.
3. (used for expressing limit of movement or extension): He grew to six feet.
4. (used for expressing contact or contiguity) on; against; beside; upon: a right uppercut to the jaw; Apply varnish to the surface.
5. (used for expressing a point of limit in time) before; until: to this day; It is ten minutes to six. We work from nine to five.
6. (used for expressing aim, purpose, or intention): going to the rescue.

There are many more. To read them all, go here.

Whew! Okay. I feel better now. Thanks for letting me unload my pet peeve. 😀

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6 thoughts on “Too and To

  1. Well, I guess you got this from me Tena because it really bugs me too. Also, their and there. Let’s go to their house. We can get there fast. There are others too. I am not an expert either but a few of these errors make me want to correct people. But, good manners tells me not to go there. Love you………………

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  2. I feel better too. Where I hate to see “errors” in advertisements, etc. However, I am guilty of being too wordy, which causes one to make errors. But oh what a fun way to go.

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  3. These errors bother me too, specially in advertisements. I too feel like pointing it out – but I learned… I’m not an english major, but I cannot understand why so many people do not know these two because it seems so basic to me. They’re theirs to use here and there too went they get to writing 🙂
    Too wordy myself, but yes, fun!

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  4. So glad I’m not alone!

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  5. Thanks, everyone, for letting me know you feel the same. I am not alone. 🙂
    I want to improve and homeschooling my children is helping that desire. We’re learning together.

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  6. I’m surprised Carol Connell did not leave a comment on this post. She doesn’t like these types of mistakes, too.

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