The word “too” is an adverb. It can replace words such as “excessively,” “additionally,” “likewise,” and “also.”
In contrast, “to” is a preposition that can be used in a variety of situations and contexts. It indicates a direction, such as in “towards” and “until.” Let’s examine the distinction between too and to.
Because they have the same pronunciation but different meanings, we refer to these words as homophones. Even among native English speakers, these terms are often confused. Then, how do we distinguish between them?
Sentences Using ‘Too”
- I’m too tired to keep going.
- She was too young to understand what was happening.
- He was too slow to react.
- There’s too much traffic.
- I have too much work to do.
Sentences Using ‘To’
- I wanted to go to the beach, but my mom said no.
- To get to the beach, we have to walk for 20 minutes.
- I don’t want to go to school today.
- I have to clean my room before I can go outside.
- I want to eat cake for breakfast, but I have to eat eggs.