To, Too, or Two?

These three words are all pronounced the same. People confuse them. Look at their meanings below. Study the examples.

  • Two – The number 2  (Sam has two cars.)
  • Too – More than what is needed (I’m too tired to shop.) .. or .. Also (Me too!)
  • To – Used in many ways- often to mean toward a person, place or thing (Send an email to me.)

Practice:  Fill in the blanks with to, too, or two and learn about some interesting places to visit in Boston.  Many of them are free.

Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Tours   (and Groupon)
You can go ______Fenway Park ______ see a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Many people don’t know that you can schedule a tour of the park _______. There are ______ websites listed above ____ check out. The Groupon site has information about the tours and information about discounts, _____. The _____ websites have calendars of dates when the park is open for tours.  It’s possible ____ take a Fenway Park tour and _____ see a Red Sox home baseball game on the same day.

Boston Freedom Trail Tours
The Freedom Trail is a popular way ____ see some important sites from the American Revolution. The best way _____ do the trail is _____ take a walking tour. You can do this in ______ ways: You can follow a map yourself or you tour with a guide. Some people take ____ days ____ do the trail, because it can be ____ much walking if you do the entire route from Boston Common ____ the Bunker Hill Monument in just one day. The red brick trail that starts at the Boston Common is not ____ difficult ____ follow.

Boston Symphony Hall Tours
Boston Symphony Hall is one of the best concert halls in the world. Many sound engineers travel _____ Boston to study the acoustics in the hall. Where ever you sit in the hall, it is possible ______ hear the music and the soloists perfectly. You need _____ take the tour in order ____ see the stage and the backstage areas of the hall.

______ famous Boston music schools are in the neighborhood of Symphony Hall. There are ____ large parking garages nearby, so parking is easy, but it’s expensive, ______. Subway trains stop nearby. The trains are cheaper and more convenient, _____. It costs $10 _____ tour the hall, but may be less for students. It’s not_____ expensive.

Hatch Shell Concerts
The Hatch Shell is next ____ the Charles River and very near ___ the Public Garden. It is a park with lots of grass and play areas. There is a green lawn in front of the shell. It’s a great place for families, _____. There is a special park for children. It’s fun ____take an evening picnic and hear free musical programs by live players. Families love ____ make a picnic under the stars.

Many people like ____ go ____ the Hatch Shell on the Fourth of July to hear the Boston Pops Orchestra, _____ enjoy the music and _____ see the fireworks. The Fourth of July can be _____ crowded. Nearly half a million people could be there. There are _____ nights for the special concert: July 3 and July 4. July 3 is the dress rehearsal and it isn’t ____ crowded. The ______ concerts are both free . Andy Grammer, Melissa Etheridge and Leslie Odom, Jr., are the 3 special guests for the _____ concerts: July 3 and July 4.

There are many other concerts scheduled for the summer at the Hatch Shell. There are also free movies shown on Friday evenings,____.

— Thanks to Lee Ann for this article —

ANSWERS

Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Tours   (and Groupon)
You can go to Fenway Park to see a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Many people don’t know that you can schedule a tour of the park too. There are two websites listed above to check out. The Groupon site has information about the tours and information about discounts, too. The two websites have calendars of dates when the park is open for tours.  It’s possible to take a Fenway Park tour and to see a Red Sox home baseball game on the same day.

Boston Freedom Trail Tours
The Freedom Trail is a popular way to see some important sites from the American Revolution. The best way to do the trail is to take a walking tour. You can do this in two ways: You can follow a map yourself or you tour with a guide. Some people take two days to do the trail, because it can be too much walking if you do the entire route from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in just one day. The red brick trail that starts at the Boston Common is not too difficult to follow.

Boston Symphony Hall Tours
Boston Symphony Hall is one of the best concert halls in the world. Many sound engineers travel to Boston to study the acoustics in the hall. Where ever you sit in the hall, it is possible to hear the music and the soloists perfectly. You need to take the tour in order to see the stage and the backstage areas of the hall.

Two famous Boston music schools are in the neighborhood of Symphony Hall. There are two large parking garages nearby, so parking is easy, but it’s expensive, too. Subway trains stop nearby. The trains are cheaper and more convenient, too. It costs $10 to tour the hall, but may be less for students. It’s not too expensive.

Hatch Shell Concerts
The Hatch Shell is next to the Charles River and very near to the Public Garden. It is a park with lots of grass and play areas. There is a green lawn in front of the shell. It’s a great place for families, too. There is a special park for children. It’s fun to take an evening picnic and hear free musical programs by live players. Families love to make a picnic under the stars.

Many people like to go to the Hatch Shell on the Fourth of July to hear the Boston Pops Orchestra, to enjoy the music and to see the fireworks. The Fourth of July can be too crowded. Nearly half a million people could be there. There are two nights for the special concert: July 3 and July 4. July 3 is the dress rehearsal and it isn’t too crowded. The two concerts are both free . Andy Grammer, Melissa Etheridge and Leslie Odom, Jr., are the 3 special guests for the two concerts: July 3 and July 4.

There are many other concerts scheduled for the summer at the Hatch Shell. There are also free movies shown on Friday evenings, too.

 

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