two and to - error

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Why would grammarly give me an error when using the word two in this last sentence?

"As the monarch butterfly settles softly down into the milkweed garden, planted by hundreds of young school children and their teachers last spring. She does not know how she has broken their hearts open with love, unlocking their minds to the mysteries of her flight, and covering their faces with smiles lighting up the whole universe.

She is not thinking of the dangerous journey from Michoacán, Mexico, thousands of miles away, and the airborne currents she traveled on to these far distant reaches of North America. She is not thinking of the moment when a male monarch turned, and bowing regally in the wind invited her to spin in midair, like two ballet dancers defying gravity."

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She is not thinking of the moment when a male monarch turned, and bowing regally in the wind invited her to spin in midair, like two ballet dancers defying gravity.
asked May 03 '13 at 11:51 Ron Starbuck New member

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Didn't I already answer this question a day or so ago?

link comment answered May 03 '13 at 12:14 Shawn Mooney Expert
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Why? Because Grammarly is software and doesn't "understand" the meaning of your text. Grammarly looks at patterns, and there are patterns where either two or too (or even to) could be used. Because we understand the meaning of the words, we know which should be used -- well, most of the time.

 

Because the software has less intelligence than your butterfly, it flag the sentence and asks you to considered whether your choice is right. If you read what Grammarly is telling you, you would realize it is not telling that it is wrong -- only to double check your writing.

link comment answered May 03 '13 at 19:47 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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