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Is it ok to say:

'split/break to two' instead of traditional 'break/split in two'?

and is it really incorrect (gramatically) to say 'break/split into two' because it sounds awkward to say two and to which have same pronunciation twice?
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Answered here for you Into vs To
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HMFindlaythis guy wrote :

You can say "it broke into two pieces" or you can say "it broke in two" -- but "it broke to two" is a new one for me.

Barb
American English
geeky4grammar.blogspot.com

Google is a good tool for language learners to know what kind of usage is used by a majority of native speakers.
"Broke to two …": 216 "Broke into two …": 90,400 "Broke in two …": 173,000
"Broke to three …": 42 "Broke into three …": 42,800 "Broke in three …": 10,600
It doesn't seem the less use of "break to two" is related to the awkwardness of the pronunciation "to two".

paco
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Hi,

Is it ok to say: 'split/break to two' instead of traditional 'break/split in two'? No, a thousand times no.

and is it really incorrect (gramatically) to say 'break/split into two' because it sounds awkward to say two and to which have same pronunciation twice? This grammar is fine. Not only that, but the pronunciation does not seem odd to me, either. The two sounds would be stressd differently.

Best wishes, Clive
this guy wrote :

You can say "it broke into two pieces" or you can say "it broke in two" -- but "it broke to two" is a new one for me.

Barb
American English
geeky4grammar.blogspot.com
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 paco2004's reply was promoted to an answer.
I would like to google too. I think I know how to get into it and start rolling with the word search but how do we get the total numbers as you have in your post? 216 for this or 90,400 for that.