Idioms about too
Origin of too
Words nearby too
TOO VS. TO VS. TWO
What's the difference between too, to, and two?
Too means also (I’m going, too) or to an excessive degree (too much). 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). Two is the number equal to one plus one.
The words are used in very different ways: too is an adverb, to is most commonly used as a preposition, 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 too, to, 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!
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Quiz yourself on too vs. to vs. two!
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How to use too in a sentence
But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the not-too-distant future, the AMRAAM might also be out-ranged by new weapons that are being developed around the world.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jennifer Lawrence has long been praised for her authenticity in a Hollywood elite full of all-too-carefully curated personalities.Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn’t Laugh Off Her Nude Photo Hack|Samantha Allen|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sheets of bright-but-not-too-bright blue streaked with thin clouds.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Coppy, in a tone of too-hastily-assumed authority, had told her over night that she must not ride out by the river.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
From time to time Lockhart gave vent to a grim laugh, and Spivin displayed his feelings in a too-amiable smile.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
Sylvan scenes, with a dash of human savagery in the foreground, form the best relief for a too-extended assimilation of books.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
Then she looked more hopeful as her eyes rested on Betty, who was sorting the contents of a too-crowded dresser drawer.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
Characteristically, this weakness seems to have taken the form of a too-generous estimate of his fellows.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
British Dictionary definitions for too
Word Origin for too
Other Idioms and Phrases with too
In addition to the idioms beginning with too
- too bad
- too big for one's britches
- too close for comfort
- too close to call
- too good to be true
- too little, too late
- tool up
- too many cooks spoil the broth
- too much of a good thing
- carry too far
- (too) close to home
- eat one's cake and have it, too
- go too far
- irons in the fire, too many
- life is too short
- none too
- not (too) bad
- only too
- speak too soon
- spread oneself too thin
- take on (too much)