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Know Your Homophones: to, too and two

In this worksheet, students practise spelling the words 'to', 'too' and 'two' correctly by distinguishing between their meanings.

'Know Your Homophones: to, too and two' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling: Homophones

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. The different meanings often have different spellings.

 

The words to, too and two are homophones.

 

Too means 'as well' or 'also'.

For example: Katie likes chocolate ice cream and Sarah does too.

 

We also use it when we mean 'too much' or 'too many'.

Jessie ate too much ice cream and was sick.

It was too hot for me outside so I came indoors.

 

 

Two always means the number 2.

Jack has two dogs.

 

 

Otherwise, we use the word to.

I am going to Jimmy's house tomorrow.

Mina was looking forward to her birthday.

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

I have __________ brothers called Sid and Josh.

to

too

two

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Carrie was __________ tired to stay awake during the film and she fell asleep half way through.

to

too

two

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

I need somebody __________ help me dry the dishes, please.

to

too

two

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Evie likes watching ballet films and Josie does __________.

to

too

two

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

We are going __________ London on a school trip tomorrow.

to

too

two

For the next five questions you need to read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

My too sisters are called Freda and Jamila.

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

Tim ate far to much cake and was sick after the party.

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

The alphabet is split into two types of letter: vowels and consonants.

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

'Are you coming to my party?' asked Nina.

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

'I love pasta!', said Paul, licking his lips.

'I do too,' agreed Philip.

correct

incorrect

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

I have __________ brothers called Sid and Josh.

CORRECT ANSWER
two
EDDIE SAYS
The sentence refers to how many brothers this person has, so the number \'two\' is written.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Carrie was __________ tired to stay awake during the film and she fell asleep half way through.

CORRECT ANSWER
too
EDDIE SAYS
Here, we use \'too\', as Carrie is unable to stay awake as she is \'too tired\'.
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

I need somebody __________ help me dry the dishes, please.

CORRECT ANSWER
to
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence does not refer to the number 2, or \'too much\' or \'too many\' of something, so we use \'to\'.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Evie likes watching ballet films and Josie does __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
too
EDDIE SAYS
Here, we mean also or as well, so \'too\' is the correct spelling.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

We are going __________ London on a school trip tomorrow.

CORRECT ANSWER
to
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

My too sisters are called Freda and Jamila.

CORRECT ANSWER
incorrect
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence refers to how many sisters this person has, so the correct spelling is \'two\'.
  • Question 7

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

Tim ate far to much cake and was sick after the party.

CORRECT ANSWER
incorrect
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence tells us that Tim ate too much cake, so \'too\' is the correct spelling.
  • Question 8

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

The alphabet is split into two types of letter: vowels and consonants.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
This is correct as the sentence refers to the number 2.
  • Question 9

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

'Are you coming to my party?' asked Nina.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
This is correct as the sentence does not refer to the number 2 or \'too much\' or \'too many\' of something.
  • Question 10

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of the homophone to/too/two has been used.

 

'I love pasta!', said Paul, licking his lips.

'I do too,' agreed Philip.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
This is correct, as Philip is saying that he also loves pasta.
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