The three words ‘to too two’ are homophones. Homophones are words that sound alike but have different meanings and are also spelled differently.
‘Two’ refers to number 2.
It’s probably the easiest one to remember because its use is limited to the number 2. It has no other use.
I have two pairs of socks.
Mom has a dog and two cats.
The homophones which are actually confusing are ‘to’ and ‘too.’ They are often misused and this particular mistake can be seen in content all over the internet too.
‘To’ is a preposition. It refers to a place, direction or position.
My dad and I stood face to face.
We went to an isolated village for a walk.
The robber jumped as the cop turned to him.
She works from eight to five.
The ocean water was clear all the way to the bottom.
‘Too’ is an adverb that means also, very, excessively or additionally.
Mom is coming along too.
He eats way too much.
There are too many homophones in the English language.
We are too caught up in this political mess.
She is only too willing to be of service.
Complete the sentences on these task cards with homophones to too two. The answers have been provided on a separate sheet.
There are 4 cards on each of the 6 A4 sheets. You will need to print these sheets and cut them into cards. Print these picture cards on card stock and laminate them for durability.
I have children use dry erase markers on the laminated task cards. That way these cards can be used repeatedly by children. Also, the cards are numbered. You can also have children write the answers on a separate sheet or notebook after they have mentioned the card number.
As you progress, the sentences get more complex. In many of the sentences, there are two or three homophones missing.
There are sentences with more than one homophones missing. It will give the child good practice and also clear the confusion among to too two.
I have also made worksheets from the sentences on the task cards. The next 3 worksheets have the same sentences as the task cards.
I know ‘to’ and ‘too’ can be confusing. A way to remember the difference between to and too. Too has an extra ‘o’ compared to ‘to’ which has only one. Too has too many o’s. Too itself means many, very, also, etc. So just remember that the word with too many o’s means ‘in excess.’
The last two worksheets will be quite challenging and perfect to practice to too two homophones. There are two sentences of which one is correct. Their difference is the usage of homophones to too two. Underline the sentence that is correct.
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