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You can say it, but you can't write it!

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Quirky thing, the English language.

There are three words in English that sound the same (homonyms) but mean different things:

They are the words: to, too and two.

You can say the words but you can't write this sentence: there are three (to, too, two) in the English language. Which word would you use (to, too or two)?

Do you write:

There three tos in the English language.

or

There are three toos in the English language.

or

There are three twos in the English language.

Truth is, you can say it but you can't write it.

You might argue that because to is a preposition, too is an adverb but two is a noun, you'd choose two. But would it be right to leave out the other two: (that is, to and too)? We think not.

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