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Usage Glossary: A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y


To is a preposition or the marker of an infinitive. Too is an adverb meaning "excessively" or "also." Two is a number.

Apply heat to the sample. [preposition]

They promised to write a new summary next week. [marker of an infinitive]

The pressure was too low. [excessively]

The project director, too, thought it was too low. [also]

We can approach the problem two ways.

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