Too

'Too' is a commonly used word that acts as an adverb, but it is confused with the preposition 'to' because of their similar pronunciation.

How to use "Too" in English Grammar

If you are wondering when to use 'too' or if you mix it with the preposition to, follow this lesson

'Too' as an Adverb

Use

'Too' as an adverb is used to modify a verb or an adjective, or another adverb. Here are its functions:

  • 'Too' is usually used at the end of a sentence to modify the verb and adds the meaning 'in addition' to it:

_ I am angry. _ Me too.

She gives you the books and the pencils too.

  • 'Too' can be used at the end of the sentence to add emphasis.

He knows the problem of marriage too.

He finally asked her out. It's about time too.

  • 'Too' is used before an adjective or an adverb to show 'more than what is wanted, needed, acceptable, etc.'

I am too sick.

That's too good to be true.

That is too much.

'Too' modifies the adverb 'much.'

  • 'Too' is used before adjectives or adverbs in negative statements and means 'to a high degree or extent, very or extremely.' It is used to show that the speaker is cautious or polite.

I'm not too sure that it will happen.

She never seemed too interested.

Position in a Sentence

'Too' as an adverb is used either at the end of a sentence or before adjectives/adverbs.

She gives you the books and the pencils too.

at the end of the sentence

That's too good to be true.

before an adjective

'Too' as an Informal Adverb

'Too' can be used in US English speeches to mean 'most certainly.'

A : I didn't tell that.

B : You did too.

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