Re: What's wrong with "too"?

Subject: Re: What's wrong with "too"?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 16:17:23 -0500


does your target audience have trouble telling the difference between too,
two, and to? Of course not, just thought I'd ask.

If you use the word "too" much too often, you might want to consider
sprinkling in one or two instances of "also." Check to see whether your use
of "too" is necessary, also.

Otherwise, I'd ask, non-confrontationally, each reviewer why they want
"also" instead of "too." If it's a personal style thing, then I suggest that
it is difficult for a writer to mimic the personal style of several
reviewers and, perhaps, if a personal style is to be used it ought to be the
writer's. I'd nip this situation in the bud before it grows into something

I once worked for a good company where the owner insisted on using words
like prioritize, impact, and utilize to replace my words rank, effect, and
use. Of course, the owner gets their way. However, it is a pity that my only
way to resolve this and feel good about it was to move on (no bridges

Stay safe.

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Patty Ewy [mailto:pewy -at- MIDCOM-INC -dot- COM]
>>>Sent: Monday, February 22, 1999 3:55 PM
>>>Subject: What's wrong with "too"?
>>>Hi all--
>>>Over the past few weeks I've had a couple writing projects
>>>returned to me
>>>with all the "too's" changed to "also's".
>>>As far as I know, "too" is perfectly acceptable, but if
>>>there's some rule
>>>about "too," I'd love to hear about it. Anyone?
>>>Patty Ewy
>>>Web developer

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