The words to, too and two...
How would you spell the word "to" in the sentence..
"there are three to's in the english language." (to, too and two).
If you can answer this, I will do ANYTHING you want.
Well after a short period of time and multiple
attempts to answer this question naycauth first responded with this:
You would say "There are three words pronounced
'too' in the English language, 'to', 'two', and 'too'."
C.H.U.D. wanted a favor done for him so responded
back with this:
"The word 'to' has two homonyms - 'too' and 'two'."
Now do my laundry.
KJ responded back with this response:
In the sentence There are three to's in the english
language" you would spell it like it is pronounced in the english
dictionary. You know, in the ( ) with all the symbols like the oo
with the line over it etc. I'd look it up but I'm lazy. In return I
want your hand in marriage, and as dowry I require 3 pigs of above
average size, a handmade quilt, a monkey, and also a legally binding
contract forcing you to submit to my every desire. Tootles
Carl gave us a couple different answers:
Well, the three different to's.. I hope you're not
confused already ;)... all have different meanings...
1) to: meaning you are going to the store...
2) too: meaning can I go to the store too?
Catt tried to answer with this:
That sentence is Incorrect. "There are three
different spellings and meanings of the word To in the English
language." (in this sentence any spelling would be appropriate"
DuhIdonknow thought up this simple idea:
There are three words thats make the sound Tü.
rebel simply answered with this:
i would say there are three 2s!!!
i know all gave us this to work with:
technally there are not three "to's" in the english
langue. what they are is just words that sound alike when said. all
three have different meanings and so their for there are not three "to's"
in the english langue. and because there is not three "to's" you do
not have to worry about using the sentence "there are three to's in
the english langue"
Paul summed up the responses with this:
Which "to" should you use in the written sentence
does not matter. It is like asking which of the three "poors" (poor,
pour or pore) you should use when asking the same question. Since
the three words all have different meanings, none of which are
relevant in regards to the meaning of the sentence, any of the three
could be used. The correct usage for the word "to" in this case is
as you typed it in your first sentence, place the word in quotes.
This alerts the reader that the word is not to be read literally.
The preference would also be to use the most common form of the
word. So "to" would be the answer to your question.
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