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fourI have good news and bad news.

The good news is that many of you sent solutions and other fun sentences to the express the intent of the sentence you can speak but is impossible to write down: "There are 3 *twos*" in the English language.

Here they are in the order I received them:

"It is too hard to solve two problems at once."
- G. Taylor

"My friend and I decided that the two of us want to join the challenge, too!"
J Bodman

"The word pronounced "tōō" in English can be spelled 3 ways and mean different things."
R. Outler

"There are three words in the English language (to, too and two) all pronounced the same."
P. Ward

"There are too many of you to ask for two tutus!"
P. Stewart

"February 22nd 2022 (2/22/22) falls on a Wednesday, but we'll be able to call it 2's Day."
J. J. Westberg

"There are three English words that sound like two."
M. Wildner

"Just thought in the light of your comments around "to, too, two", you'd appreciate me sharing this.
How do you soothe a grammar pendant? 'There, their, they're.'"
M. Howard

"In the English language we use "two, to, and too" at different times, and they are all pronounced the same way."
W. McLauren

Thank you, everyone, for the fun and creativity. Some of you actually stayed on task!

And now the bad news.

I thought a clever way to solve the sentence would be to say, "There are 3 tews in the English language" since the reader would be forced to make the sound of the sentence's meaning.

But then I decided I better check and make sure "tew" was not a real world. And guess what? According to Miriam Webster (who admittedly has caused me a lot of problems down through the years) "tew" is actually a word. You can read the definition (by clicking here) and you will see it has two meanings.

You realize what this means, right?

In the English language, there are four . . . . . . .  . . 


~ Pastor Tim