I've noticed lately that when I'm writing I seem to have trouble when using To or Too, it seems that sometimes I use it incorrectly.
So I decided to fix this issue first hand. There are so many variations of words in the english language, and that makes nothing easy. However I will try and give the easiest explanation, so that from here on out I won't use it incorrectly. Maybe I will help a few friends along the way.
“To” is a preposition. It can be used when going towards something. “To the store” or “To bed.” Or, when your doing something in the direction of something or someone. “Speaking to your friend“, or “looking to the right“.
“To” is also used when you’re using a verb in the infinitive. “To go home“, or “to open the door.“
Now here comes an exception, which in the english language seems to be inevitable. To can be used at the end of a sentence if a verb is dropped. For example, you could have a conversation like this…… “do you need to stop?”, “no, not right now”, “OK, let me know if you need to”….
The verb stop was dropped at the end, so the sentence ends in to.
On the other hand, too means the same as also, so if you can substitute also at the end of a sentence then use too.
Too, can also mean excessively or more than enough, as in; “too hot” or “too big“.
So from now on I can always look at this post in teaching myself when too or to is most appropriate, and if I helped a few others along the way then I am glad! This was more of a tip I needed and since I took the time to figure it out, I figured why not post it!