Homophones: two, too, to

Some people find these three homophones cause them difficulty. Try to make sure that you know which is which:

"Two" is always a number - the number 2
For example: The two boys shivered in the cold.

"Too" can be used in 2 ways:
to mean "excessively" e.g. too far, too expensive
to mean "also" or "as well" e.g. Will you be skating too?

"To" is used in 2 ways:
to show direction e.g. He passed the ball to his brother
as part of a verb e.g. He wanted to read the new Harry Potter book.

See if you can choose the correct words to fill the gaps in the following sentences. Click on the button alongside a word to see if you're right.

1. There were ......... trains standing in the station.
    two     too     to

2. I usually go ........ the swimming pool on Saturdays.
    two     too     to

3. The question was ........ hard for me.
    two     too     to

. 4. My best subject is Geography but I'm quite good at English ........ .
    two     too     to

5. Maisie tries ........ train at least four times a week.
    two     too     to

6. The music was far ........ loud for Joe's parents.
    two     too     to

7. Twice ........ is four.
    two     too     to

8. Jack's ambition is ........ become an actor.
    two     too     to

9. ........ heads are better than one!
    two     too     to

10. "I'd like a cookie please," said Emma. "Me ........ !" shouted Mick.
    two     too     to

11. I wouldn't bother ........ much about what to wear at the party.
    two     too     to

12. "Remember ........ bring a change of clothes in case we get wet.
    two     too     to
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