Homophones: two, too, toSome 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.
2. I usually go ........ the swimming pool on Saturdays.
3. The question was ........ hard for me.
. 4. My best subject is Geography but I'm quite good at English ........ .
5. Maisie tries ........ train at least four times a week.
6. The music was far ........ loud for Joe's parents.
7. Twice ........ is four.
8. Jack's ambition is ........ become an actor.
9. ........ heads are better than one!
10. "I'd like a cookie please," said Emma. "Me ........ !" shouted Mick.
11. I wouldn't bother ........ much about what to wear at the party.
12. "Remember ........ bring a change of clothes in case we get wet.
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Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently