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Rule "to/two (too) late/soon/much"

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Description: to/two (too) late/soon/much
Message: Did you mean too?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/word-choice-to-too-two/#when-to-use-%E2%80%9Ctoo%E2%80%9D
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • His idea came much to soon to be successful.
    Correction suggestion: too
  • It is to soon to move the entire industry.
    Correction suggestion: too
  • This is to long ago.
    Correction suggestion: too
  • It was to distant in the past.
    Correction suggestion: too
  • The box is not to far from it.
    Correction suggestion: too
  • The box wasn't to far from it.
    Correction suggestion: too
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Items X and Y were two items that revolutionized the field.
  • The plan is to soon launch a new plane.
  • The weather was too cold to go swimming.
  • He has been to far more places than him.
  • From early 60's to late 70's.
  • The purpose is to narrow the economic gap.
  • There were two tall oak trees.
  • The theory behind these refuges is to slow the evolution of resistance to the pesticide.
  • One thing we might do is to narrow the scope without tainting the quality of our idealism—narrow it, I mean, both in time and space.
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ID: TO_TOO [7]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-14 22:33:10 +0200)