Horrible Homophones: To, Too, & Two

Homophones, also known as sound-alike words, are words that are pronounced identically although they have different spellings and meanings. The horrific homophones of to, too, and two are often confused.
      Check out the example below:
      The to of us want too go to the movie, two.
The homophones are used incorrectly because “TO” is a preposition used to (1) indicate the place, person, or thing that someone or something moves toward, or the direction of something, (2) to indicate a time or a period or (3) to indicate a limit or an ending point, “TWO” is the number, and “TOO” is a conjunction which means “in addition” or “also.”

      So, the correction should read:
      The two of us want to go to the theatre, too.
Tomorrow, A Writer’s Desk. Rita Bay


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2 responses to “Horrible Homophones: To, Too, & Two

  1. There, their, they’re–it’s not so bad…

  2. Then there’s by, buy, bye. (grinning) and I could go on!

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