TIME: 11:14 AM
PLACE: North Illinois Street
SUBJECT: Need an Excessive Lease sign
OK, I admit that I have a pet peeve with grammar sometimes. As a matter of fact, I can be very anal about it. When I saw this sign while waiting at a stop light, I immediately whipped out my camera and took a picture. Ahem, a little grammar lesson will now be in session. The words "two" (the number 2), "to" (a preposition when it precedes a noun, or an infinitive when it precedes a verb) and "too" (meaning also or in excess) are homophones. That means they sound alike but have different meanings. These three words are mixed up many times, especially "to" and "too". If you can replace the word with "also" or "excessive(ly) and it still makes sense, then you use "too". If the word is a number, use "two". Otherwise, use "to". Obviously, the maker of the above sign was not aware of this little grammar rule.