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Too indicates excessive use or quantity like "I've had too much chocolate."

To is like giving a direction like "He went to the market."
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He's too obsessive.
That's too much work!

Happy as to sad.
Want to help me find my car?

Just to make this clear?
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Too--in addition to: I would like to go, too (substitute: as well, also).

Add an "o" to "to" for quantity. Too much (more than enough) to eat. Too little (not enough), too late (out of time).
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Last edited by Jo~ : 06-09-2006 at 09:18 PM. Reason: clarity--though I was trying to avoid using "to to"--which sounds like "tutu"... ugh!
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To is a preposition - give the book to me.
Too means also - can I go too?
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Okay, I'm sorry but I thought this had to be a joke.

Don't we all learn the difference between "to" and "too" when we're in elementary school?
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Originally Posted by rhymegirl
Don't we all learn the difference between "to" and "too" when we're in elementary school?

We're supposed to, yes. It's amazing how many adults have trouble with it.
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Quote:
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Too indicates excessive use or quantity like "I've had too much chocolate."

To is like giving a direction like "He went to the market."


So if we decided to add another o to the word, what would tooo mean?
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So if we decided to add another o to the word, what would tooo mean?

Whatever we said it was going to mean.
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I once worked with a college graduate, an English major, no less, who could not keep 'to' 'too' and 'two' straight.

The problem might come from different styles of teaching. Some teach kids to read by phonetics, learning to sound out the letters and put them together that way. Others think teaching kids a whole word at a time works best.
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I prefer the Prince solution: simply replace all occurrences of the phonemes /tʉ̟/ with the symbol "2."
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I had the same problem with 'then' and 'than' until I got a story back in high school for my Writer's Craft teacher with THAN written across the page.

We all have these little mental blocks... I'm sure you can think of one two ;) 10000
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Well, I know I have a couple of words that I misspell no matter how many times I look them up in the dictionary. There's a definite block in there against them for some reason. And they're not even really hard words...
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