The English Language: To/Too/Two


Ah yes. It was only a matter of time before I decided to write this article. Indeed, I see far too often writers in various fields using these tiny, tiny words incorrectly. Below you should find details about when to use these handy words, and how to use them properly.


This word is a preposition. For more information about prepositions, check my links section, below. (Eight Parts of Speech)

  • Bob went to the mall.
  • Sally spoke to her teacher about her grades in English class
  • Thomas read this post to learn how to use these three words properly.


This word is an adverb. It should not be used as a preposition. Synonyms of this word are "also" and "excessively". For more information about Synonyms, check my links section, below. (Synonyms and Antonyms).

  • I like McDonald's, but Burger King is nice, too.
  • Too often I find the day flying by too quickly.


Two is both a noun and and an adjective. Two is a number, and should only be used as such.

  • I've got two tickets to the movie theatre.
  • Four twos; go fish.

The Fancy Stuff

  • Two toodles to two toddlers and two toodles to two tots, too.

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Mrs. Obvious 7 years ago from Northern California

My mother and I have a long standing argument regarding the usage of these 2's. I am going to email her your hub, 'cause you just proved me right!! THANK YOU!!

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Epsilon5 7 years ago from Eastern Pennsylvania Author

Well, I'm glad that I was able to help! After all, these are some of the most common words in our language; it's nice to know how to use them. :)

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