NFR: "to" and "too"

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  1. James Harrington

    James Harrington Active Member

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    The word "to" is a preposition which is generally used for indicating in what direction or toward what object a verb or noun is directed. Occasionally it is used as a comparative.

    The word "too" is an adverb which means "additionally" or can be used as a superlative clarifying the excessive extent of something.

    I don't have "too go take a leak" nor does one "piss to much."

    Goodnight.
     
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Shit, the spelling police are here. Who cares. A lot of people here don't do half of the spelling here correctly. We all know what it means. Some don't even use Capitals where they belong. We don't get graded on how shit is spelled. We try to get graded on if we are telling the truth or a fib
     
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    There something to be said about not being ignorant.
     
  4. James Harrington

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    I "too," provide sarcasm as a service Old Man. Hence the post. As far as the truth goes, I didn't catch shit today but a goddamn cold and a Clouser in my scalp.
     
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    powderglut My Kind Of Wave

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    I two, think this thread is a little to over the top, too be taken seriously.
    Hopefully my spelling's OK!
     
  6. James Harrington

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    At least something I threw out today drew a rise.
     
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    Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    Grammar police are among the more annoying of society's busybodies, but there's something to say for taking an extra second to get the spelling, capitalization, grammar, or punctuation correct. We mostly write here in order to persuade (that's what I'm doing now). Every error in presentation is a gnat buzzing around the reader's consciousness, thereby distracting him from following one's argument.
     
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    There's a spell checker on here that lets you know when you make a misteak on spelling and capital letters. Just like I got underlined on the word misteak(mistake)
    I don't think people here are stupid. But when you get in a hurry you make mistakes. And some just don't give a shit. So there.
     
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    "I don't think people here are stupid."
     
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    I can't believe I read all of this and replied also.
     
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    Here's 2 u, 2! :beer1: :rofl: SS
     
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    Well put.
     
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    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    The "to" and "too" thing bugs me too. But, WTF, it's a FF board.
     
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    Show me where it matters or confuses the reader as to/too intent? I'm ok for conventions as it applies to making sure intent is clear but in this case with two completely different parts of speech, I don't believe for a second that it matters and I also believe that within my lifetime we will see it changed to/too to or 2 for that matter.

    Just try moving back in time say 200 years and apply your current grammar rules. Grammar rules change and so does language (English as we know it did not exsist 1000 years ago) the only people who care about arcane rules like to/too are those who don't understand the concept of change. So two two's tutued a two to tutu too.

    Ira..
     
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    Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    Being a non-native English speaker I understand the difficulty of learning English. I suspect most people that only speak English tend to have higher standards than the rest of the world.

    In a informal situation, of which this is one I could care less as long as I can understand the point.

    In a professional setting, I always have somebody read my writing.
     
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    I couldn't agree more!

    But while we're on the subject of 'to/too's,' how about the number 2. Show of hands here: Is it the second number or third of the Cardinal Numbers?
    :>)
     
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    You need a comma after each of "I" and "service" ...

    ;)
     
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    Aahh!!......the joys and travails of cabin fever. Just 37 more days till the lowland opener. Bite down hard on that bullet my friends-this last month is going to be tough!

    Ive
     
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    outofprotestirefusetoueanypunctuationinthisthread
     

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