To vs Too


 I know the answer to this, but I would like to hear the official reason why.  It is for my son, because he always gets marked down on his papers for spelling.  There are a few mistakes that he makes over and over.  He mixes up to and too.  I can tell him which one to use or when he makes a mistake when I am with him, but when he writes at school he is on his own.  Can you explain to him and/or give some catchy thing to help him remember it?  At least he knows two from the others.  

too to asked Sep 01 '13 at 03:35 TERRY H. New member

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Too is and adverb that means also (Me too!) or excessively (too much!). To is a prepositon that indicates a place or direction. An easy way to remember is that the extra o is used when there is more. It means there is more and it has more o's.

link comment answered Sep 01 '13 at 03:41 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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