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Grammar-ease: Using ‘and’ and ‘to’


“And” & “To”?

Can’t be that hard to figure out when to use which one, right?

Read on :-)

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Here is a grammar refresher on using and and to.

I see it all the time, and although it’s more a choice between casual and formal use than right and wrong, I thought it was worth writing about.

Here’s what I’m referring to:

  • Be sure and visit the robotic display at the museum. (casual)
  • Be sure to visit the robotic display at the museum. (formal)
  • When slicing a sandwich, try and cut it evenly. (casual)
  • When slicing a sandwich, try to cut it evenly. (formal)
  • Stop by the display and learn more. (casual)
  • Stop by the display to learn more. (formal)
  • ANDorTOMake sure and set the stove to 350 degrees. (casual)
  • Make sure to set the stove to 350 degrees. (formal)
  • When reading, pay attention and notice mistakes. (casual)
  • When reading, pay attention to notice mistakes. (formal)
  • Send the kids to the beach and have a great time. (casual)
  • Send the kids to the beach to have a great time. (formal)
  • My…

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