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parts of speech:
preposition, adverb
Homophone Note
part of speech: preposition
pronunciation: tu   strong form [or] t   weak form
definition 1: in the direction of; toward.
We took the road that goes to town.They're waving to me.
definition 2: as far as.
We took the elevator to the third level.
similar words:
definition 3: with the goal of.
They came to my rescue.
definition 4: indicating something received or owned.
The towel belongs to her.The letter is addressed to you.
definition 5: in connection with.
She is kind to her brother.
definition 6: used with; intended for.
This is the key to the house.
definition 7: closely on, against, or beside.
Apply a hot pad to the sore spot.
definition 8: in regard to; concerning.
He is blind to his own mistakes.
definition 9: resulting in or from.
If he had worked to the best of his ability, he wouldn't have failed.My heart was torn to pieces when she left.
definition 10: as compared with.
The score was six to three.
definition 11: before.
The time is five minutes to eight.
definition 12: held in; per.
There are sixty marbles to a bag.
definition 13: used before a verb to show the infinitive, or by itself as an implied verb.
Do you want to sing? Yes, I want to.
part of speech: adverb
pronunciation: tu
definition 1: into a shut position.
She pulled the door to.
definition 2: into an awake state.
The wounded man finally came to.
Homophone Note
The words to, too, and two sound alike but have different meanings.