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There’s no real definition for the word "to" because it's a word that primarily just serves a function … 22 of them, actually. Yup, there are 22 uses for the preposition “to.”
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TO VS. TOO VS. TWO
What's the difference between to, too, and two?
To is a very common word that performs many different functions, such as expressing direction (I’m driving to the office) or contact (Pin it to the wall), indicating an object or recipient (Give it to me), or setting a range (9 to 5) or limit (These go to 11). Too means also (I’m going, too) or to an excessive degree (too much). Two is the number equal to one plus one.
The words are used in very different ways: to is most commonly used as a preposition, too is an adverb, and two is a number that can be used as a noun or an adjective.
Perhaps the most common mistake involving the three words is using to when it should be too, or vice versa. Remember, if you mean to, don’t use too many o’s!
Here’s an example of to, too, and two used correctly in the same sentence.
Example: We went to two two-star restaurants, and it was two two-star restaurants too many!
Want to learn more? Read the full breakdown of the difference between to, too, and two.
Quiz yourself on to vs. too vs. two!
Should to, too, or two be used in the following sentence?
I like pizza, _____, you know.
Example sentences from the Web for to
What 15 months in a federal correction institution will be like, according to a man who counsels to-be inmates.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That means the F-35 will be almost entirely reliant on long-range air-to-air missiles.
It will still carry a pair of Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missiles and a pair of bombs.
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.
Well, the numbers tell us so, as do all of our day-to-day interactions, just as the president said.
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay