Difference between to and too- Explained

difference between to and tooDifference between to and too

There is a huge difference between to and too. The confusion between to and too stems from the fact that both to and too are homophones. The word To is a preposition which is used for :

-expressing aim, purpose, or intention


  • I am playing to win the match

-expressing a point of limit in time; before; until:


  • I have not told her my feelings to this day.
  • It is five minutes to nine.
  • We work from nine to five.

expressing limit of movement or extension

  • He went on to buy the house.

– expressing contact or contiguity


  • Apply gel to the twisted ankle.
  • Put your hand to the heart.

– expressing direction or motion or direction toward something


  • I am going to the USA next year.
  • They came to the house.
  • We were driving to the east of LA.


The word too is an adverb which means

-also, besides


  • Ranbir is a good looking actor, he is a great dancer too.
  • I saw John yesterday on the street, I think he saw me too.

to an excessive extent or degree; beyond what is acceptable, desirable, fitting, or appropriate:


  • I am too excited.
  • Coffee is too hot to drink.
  • Riya is too sick to swim.
  • It is too hot.

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