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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:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Homophone Awareness

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.

 

pasta

Correct

Incorrect

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

I have __________ brothers called Sid and Josh.

CORRECT ANSWER
two
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? First, you need to think about the context of the word. If that doesn't help then you can try and go through each of the options one at a time until you find the correct one. 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
Did you use the system? Think about what the sentence means and then work back from there. 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
Did you get this one right? Think about the meaning of all the different versions of the word, could you find the correct answer? 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
Can you remember another word for 'too'? That's right, 'too' in this context could be replaced by the word also. 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
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? This time it does not mean 'too many' and it is not the number two either.
  • 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 was not correct, did you spot that? This sentence refers to how many sisters this person has so this needs to be the number two. 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
Doesn't that look delicious? Did you spot that this was incorrect as well? Tim ate too much cake here, which means he had more than he needed. The word 'too' can be used to suggest that someone has had more than they need!
  • 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
Finally, this one was correct! This is correct as the sentence refers to the number 2. There are two different groups of letters discussed in this sentence.
  • 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
In this sentence, the correct word is 'to' as this suggests a location. If you're not sure think about the other word and double-check they don't make sense in the sentence. The number 2 or 'too much' or 'too many' of something would not make sense here.
  • 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.

 

pasta

CORRECT ANSWER
Correct
EDDIE SAYS
Well done, that's another activity completed. Did you get the last question right? Remember that 'too' could be replaced by the word 'also' as in this setting they mean the same thing. Would 'I do also' make sense as an idea? It would! So we know that this is correct, as Philip is saying that he also loves pasta. Great work! Why not test out your knowledge on another activity about homophones?
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